Monday, February 2, 2009

An August Passing

This blog took a new tack back in September, inspired by Kris's and my determination to set ourselves a new course in life. I recounted that in our Bidness post.

Just this week, Adam over at Messing About in Sailboats posted his own manifesto, or at least the opening shot. He has set his year and intends on sailing off to the Caribbean in 2014. We are supposed to track him and hold him to his word, in support of his pursuing his dream.

Kris and I have an article posted on our home office wall. It's a similar piece to the one that Adam references in his post. If you look around enough, you can find them. They are the one's telling you to make the leap.

I told Kris about Adam's post and read the inspiring passage to her. She was as touched as I. Today she sent me her date. We have been shooting for somewhere in the 4-6 year range, with our eye on 2014, also. Now we have an actual month, August, and a day, the 15th.

Thanks, Adam.


O Docker said...

If you haven't already, try reading some of the Pardey's early stuff.

They write a lot about nuts and bolts, but also about the importance of just getting out there while you can.

More than anything else, it was probably this drive to get going while they were young that led to their famous 'keep it simple' approach.

Greg and Kris said...

I picked up one Lin and Larry's and was thumbing at Powell's yesterday.

It looked like just my kind of read.

I read Gentlemen Never Sail to Weather last year, too. Enjoyed that one a lot.

JP said...

Go for it!

Oh, and I've just tagged you (after being tagged by Bonnie). You have to post a pic - explanation on her or my blog

Anonymous said...

I say we all meet at Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke in 2014. All we need is a date.