MEET SHE HIT
We are Cepee and Annette, two gals from Texas who met on a running trip through Morocco in 2014 and became fast friends and travel buddies. After Cepee moved to Spain (2015) and Annette took her sabbatical (2017) they were bombarded with questions from their friends on how they took the unconventional path—weren’t they too old, what about their careers, how could they afford it, wasn’t it dangerous, what about marriage and kids—so they started a Facebook group to connect, share resources and answer questions…and that’s how She Hit Refresh came to be!
Hi, I’m Cepee, rhymes with peppy, a Colombian-Iranian American who left a cush conventional life in Austin,Texas in 2015 to live my dream life in Madrid, Spain.
My passion for travel started in 1997 when I convinced my parents to let me travel solo to the Netherlands for my 17th birthday. Little did I know that this trip would become the most pivotal moment in my life. It prompted a deep and magical love affair with travel and self-exploration that continues till this day, 25 years later.
…it also caused a lot of internal strife.
From that trip forward I knew I wanted to live abroad but without a viable path to make that a reality I had to conform—
I struggled spending 9-5 behind a desk, climbing the career ladder, chasing titles, exploring the world on 10 days of paid vacation, prioritizing productivity and keeping up with the Joneses.
I became a serial job-quitter and tried—and failed—many times to find a way to move abroad: taught English abroad, volunteered abroad, interned abroad, did a masters abroad but none of these options provided a viable path to long-term living in a foriegn country.
That is until the age of 35, when I “cracked the code” and have been living happily ever after in Spain ever since! I now share what I’ve learned over the past two decades here at She Hit refresh with women age 30+ from around the world who want to create their best life abroad.
Hi, I’m Annette! Born and raised in South Texas, I started traveling through my adventurous family vacations in the U.S. My small town upbringing included school, church, sports and the family ranch, but I always had bigger plans for myself. My desire to travel abroad came second-hand, derived from stories and cultures my aunt shared with me through her own adventures in far off lands.
I spent the last two decades in Austin, Texas climbing the IT career ladder while simultaneously chasing my wanderlust that blossomed after my first trip abroad to Spain in my twenties in 2002. Five years ago I finally pulled the plug and hit refresh on my life—after thinking about it for four years—I quit my job of almost a decade, packed my bags and traveled solo through Europe.
Life brought me back to Austin but I’m investing in the next steps to untether my life and hit refresh once again.
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Why do members join She Hit Refresh?
Absolutely not! At She Hit Refresh we have members age 30-80 in our community who are making big changes in their life through travel. You’re never too old and it’s never too late to hit refresh!
Our Facebook community was created to support women age 30+, however, we do admit women who are on the cusp of 30 (28+) to join our community. If you are under age 30 you can benefit from our many resources: blog, YouTube, website, digital book, and consulting calls.
Our Facebook community was created to support women age 30+, however, men can still benefit from our many resources: blog, YouTube, website, digital book, and consulting calls.
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