Come sail away with me

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On saturday at 4:00 p.m. Ashley Glenn, Fran Stuart, and myself were lucky enough to go sailing in what seemed to be a make-shift sailboat but turned out to be one of the best adventures we have ever taken.

 

This saturday instead of doing the normal tailgate scene at the ole MIZ, I decided it was time to do something that invited my soul to adventure. I am lucky enough to have a cousin that not only has one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world, a botanist at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, but is involved in the most unique hobbies, sailing, even in the midwest.

Her story all began on craigslist, a website where you can virtually buy anything you want. She became a part owner with a guy who was considered an expert sailer of his time and he showed her the ropes(literally) of sailing and gave her some helpful tips when it came to weather conditions, specific parts of the ship, and making parts herself. After about a 6 months of sailing with this expert she became a full owner and has made the best out of her sailboat as any 31 year old with a full time career.

Going out I didn’t realize how much fun it would be, but the second I pulled the rope and the ship moved with an immense speed I quickly became aware of how exciting something so historic could be. Abroad the ship the conversations went anywhere from what happens when the ship capsizes(falls over) to how the Arab’s invented the 1-10 number system. I felt so alive and so free in something that was so cheap compared to sailboat standards. This trip taught me the importance of learning a skill and accepting failure, especially when a uncontrollable gust of when almost blows the entire ship over.

The best part about the entire trip was that I spent it with two of the most incredible people of my life. They both have the heroic instinct which only comes out when something terrible can happen and both of them influence the way I think in the best way possible. They can make even the smallest of ideas or concepts and make them the most interesting idea ever. It is people like Ashley and Fran that journalist would only dream about to cover or interview and I was lucky enough to spend an entire afternoon with them. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I advise all of my readers to do something they wouldn’t normally do to experience something that makes them think of the world in a different way. Sailing is the perfect thing for anyone to try, if they dare for the adventure.

About chacotaco94

life is not about the amount of breaths you take but about the moments that take your breath away
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