Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

By Steph Jagger
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8.51 Hours 01/24/2017 unabridged
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Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women growing up, she emulated the men in her life—chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules. She was accomplished. She was living “the Dream.” But it wasn’t her dream. Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: Raise Restraining Device. Steph had seen this ski lift sign on countless runs, but the familiar words suddenly became a personal call to shake off the life she had built to pursue the one she wanted. Steph soon decided to walk away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a plane ticket. For the next year, she followed winter across five continents—and up and down the mountains of North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand—on a mission to ski over four million vertical feet in a year. What hiking was for Cheryl Strayed, skiing became for Steph: a crucible in which to crack open her life and get to the very center of herself. But she would have to break herself down—first physically, then emotionally—before she could start to rebuild. And it was through this journey that she came to understand how to be a strong woman, how to love, and how to live authentically. Electrifying and heartfelt, Unbound is Steph’s story—an odyssey of courage and self-discovery that, like Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, will inspire readers to remove their own restraining devices and pursue the life they are meant to lead.

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Summary

Summary

Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women growing up, she emulated the men in her life—chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules. She was accomplished. She was living “the Dream.” But it wasn’t her dream.

Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: Raise Restraining Device. Steph had seen this ski lift sign on countless runs, but the familiar words suddenly became a personal call to shake off the life she had built to pursue the one she wanted.

Steph soon decided to walk away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a plane ticket. For the next year, she followed winter across five continents—and up and down the mountains of North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand—on a mission to ski over four million vertical feet in a year.

What hiking was for Cheryl Strayed, skiing became for Steph: a crucible in which to crack open her life and get to the very center of herself. But she would have to break herself down—first physically, then emotionally—before she could start to rebuild. And it was through this journey that she came to understand how to be a strong woman, how to love, and how to live authentically.

Electrifying and heartfelt, Unbound is Steph’s story—an odyssey of courage and self-discovery that, like Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, will inspire readers to remove their own restraining devices and pursue the life they are meant to lead.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Unbound is a case study in navigating discontent. Buy this book for everyone you know who believes there’s more to life than getting a mortgage and climbing the corporate ladder.” Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author
“A daring journey—complete with the unexpected twists, turns, and transformations that happen when you lean into a dream.” Janice MacLeod, New York Times bestselling author
“Steph Jagger takes the reader over her skis in a daredevil world-wide run…Hold on for an adventurous read.” Dick Enberg, Emmy Award–winning sportscaster
“Not just for skiers, Unbound is a captivating read that demonstrates the value in following one’s heart beyond the beaten path.” Becky Wade, professional runner and author of Run the World
“A captivating book about what it means to unlock our truest selves.” Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance

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Author Bio: Steph Jagger

Steph Jagger splits her time between Southern California and British Columbia where she dreams big dreams, writes her heart out, and runs an executive and life coaching practice. She holds a CEC (certified executive coach) degree from Royal Roads University and she believes courageous living doesn’t happen with one toe dangling in, but that we jump in, fully submerge, and sit in the juice. Think pickle, not cucumber. You can find her at www.StephJagger.com or on Instagram @stephjagger.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English