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A Life List Update: Sailing Adventures

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve written over here. So much going on at PureOutside.I’ve been talking to people about Life Lists lately and remembered that this one needed some attention once in a while. I read through Jenn’s List and Erin’s List and it made me think about the stuff I’ve accomplished and have yet to. It really brought me back to mine and the big goals I want to accomplish.One of my goals revolves around sailing on a trip of my own. It doesn’t have to be by myself but it is going to be me as skipper. I would probably be able to take a boat out right now if I had my own but seeing as most places don’t trust you until you have the right certificiations, I’m waiting on the courses to do those.I’ve got some big sailing adventures on the boat I race on coming up in the next 2 years so my time and sailing budget will be going to gear and courses for those big goals there. I’ll be updating you on those because they will be awesome stories! Till then a story about our Swiftsure race last year will have to do. I’m working on that and it will be out soon. It was only 24 hours but that was definitely long enough for my first big race!That’s one of the goals I’ve been working on. Here are a few others.2 Products on a websiteI’ve been working away on my first product for PureOutside. It was a bit of a test to see if I could do it and it’s come out rather well. There’s going to be lots of updates to it in the next year or 2 to make it exactly what I want but now that the template is done, I’ll be pushing out more products using the same structure. Once the first is done, I’ve got 2 more slated for the first 6 months of next year using the $100 from WDS this year. I’ll be posting about that project soon.$1000 on a websiteThis goes along with the 2 products goal above. I’ve run into an issue with time and money limiting the projects I can do for PureOutside and this site. I’m hoping the new products will help with the money issue. The time issue is going to be a problem for a while though I think.Hike for 5 daysPart of the 2 products for PureOutside will be researching 2 large trails on Vancouver Island. Those trips will be early next year. One of them will be a big hiking trip of 5 to 7 days. The trail can be done in 5 and that would be easier for me to organize but it would be much nicer to spend 7 days on the trail. More time on the trail means more pictures, more videos, more stories but more time off work. I’ll be posting the details of my trips next year as the time gets closer.Play 10 songs on the guitarThe guitar seems to be gathering dust in the corner most of the time but every once in a while I can get to it and start to put together more and more of a song. I certainly can’t play all of one but I’ve got a few chords down and am piecing together a couple simple songs. I’ll post some audio of that when I can get a whole song together. I’d love to sit around the campfire next summer and pull out some good tunes.How is your list going? Big plans for the end of this year?