Ever feel like you’re constantly on the go, but unsure where you’re actually headed?

Do you chase achievements to impress others, but wonder if there’s a more fulfilling way to live?

Let me introduce you to the concept of “coddiwompling” – a philosophy that embraces a purposeful journey with an open mind to the unknown. I’ll delve into how coddiwompling can transform your approach to career, success, and life’s adventures in general.

Watch the video below to learn how to ditch the pressure, embrace the detours, and discover the true joy of the ride!

(If you would prefer to read about it, scroll further down for the video transcript).

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What is Coddiwomple in Life? – Video Transcript

What is coddiwomple in life? 

We can be so hard on ourselves as we drive ourselves through life, always having to be achieving something otherwise what will the our friends say, what will our family say, will they be proud of our achievements, or not.  Or will they be disappointed in us as we bumble along, and even if we are a success, we still need to be whipping ourselves into action all the time to get to wherever it is that we think we should be going.

Then I read this article by April Rinne called Coddiwomple which I am going to share with you:


Coddiwomple is one of my all-time favourite words, especially as a metaphor for life. It means to travel purposefully towards an as-yet-unknown destination.

Isn’t that what we’re all doing, at the end of the day?

So why do we often pretend otherwise?

You can coddiwomple through a city, or you can coddiwomple your career. You can coddiwomple your way to success by defining it on your own terms. Coddiwompling, you realise that “making it” and “getting there” are constantly evolving, ever changing… and that is the essence of life.

Don’t fret; enjoy the unexpected discoveries along the way.

Find a way to manage stress and anxiety by discovering a solution that works FOR YOU.

Coddiwompling doesn’t mean lack of direction; quite the opposite. A coddiwompler has peace of mind because she’s not waiting to “become” someone or for something else to happen. She’s comfortable getting lost because she knows that’s where the truly worthwhile opportunities and aha’s are to be found.

The pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago is a microcosm of coddiwompling. True, for most people the “destination” is Santiago de Compostela, yet you quickly learn that’s not the real journey.

The real Camino is the inner journey.

It’s peeling back the layers of who you are. It’s an opportunity to get lost in your thoughts, to gain fresh clarity about your values and priorities, to let go of what no longer serves you… and to leave it on the trail. Because when the Camino (de Santiago) ends, the real Camino (of life) begins.

Give coddiwompling a try today.

Open a new door, take a new route, trust your intuition, try that thing you’ve been dreaming about.

See how it feels.

Boost your comfort with uncertainty.

One of my favourite Camino sayings: Don’t run. Where you have to get to is your self.


So fellow coddiwomplers get out there and find where you are at.