I am starting a podcast!
I am finding that putting my story out there is getting me in touch with some people who are oging through similar things or have some of the answers I am looking for. So I have decided to create a podcast for other people interested in Ocean Rowing. Since this sport is growing, I want to make it easy for people to get information about Ocean Rowing and how to make it possible. Therefore, I am going to shar emy interviews with ocean rowers and other people who might have info to help along the way.
I will post later this week when it launches!
Here is my most recent post on my story.
In this video I talk about why I am going to be posting more frequently. The main reason is because I realize people might want to hear about my thought process.
Lots of people who want to row an ocean end up just signing up and doing it. Me on the other hand, I like to think things through. And I don't end up talking myself out of them, on the contrary, I just like to know what I am getting into because I like a challenge but I like to be prepared. If I went in without researching, I would be miserable. However, if I know what to expect, than that is better. So my goal is to share more about my thought process as I go along and not just things I do. Don't worry though, the day I actually sign up, you will know!
The other thing I talk about in this video is how I want to build a boat with my husband, Aaron. Unfortunately, people don't really build their own boats these days because they aren't wood anymore. I would really like to build my boat, but I am having some struggles. So here are some of my struggles and I will keep you posted on what happens. If you know how I can get a CAD file to build a boat, please reach out to me and let me know!
I made a post the other day and got a lot of responses, more than I thought I would. In that post I mentioned that I plan on hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp in late 2020 and possibly rowing across the Atlantic ocean, alone, in late 2021. See my first post for more info into that. Anyways, someone actually reached out to me after that post and asked me a question that I have been thinking a lot about. She asked me...
Am I scared?
I hadn't really thought about it until then, or I didn't think I had. It turns out that I think I have thought about it more than I realized. I just didn't really consider it as fear until now. Instead, it just added to my uncertainty and doubt.
So to answer the question...yes. First, I am not scared at all about Everest. 30,000 people a year hike it and I will be with others, so no biggie. Plus, the biggest issue is altitude, which I have done before with Machu Pichhu. Rowing however, yes, I am scared. But...it's not going to stop me.
I am going to keep pondering this question and make a video and podcast about it once I have put all my thoughts together.
This post is the beginning. I will be doing a lot of these videos Live on Facebook, then sharing on YouTube and posting here. So, this is the first video where I went public on my ideas.
Watch to see what my dreams were and how it all started.
Here is a blog/vlog documenting my journey from thought to execution. Current plan: 2021 - hike to Everest base camp. 2022 - row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.