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Sailing and Studying

Study. Study. Study.  I will openly admit that my academic life was not a stellar one. I, like most of us, look back at my school career and think “Yeah, I could have done better.” I wasn’t much for studying. I just never felt like focusing on school on my own time. I was far more interested in other things. I was always able to take away enough from the lecture and combine it with my own personal understanding of things to get a passing grade. I truly never had to study in any history or social studies class. I was even pretty safe in science as long as it didn’t have a math component; let’s give a big shout-out for Earth-Space Science! I lay out my academic laziness for all to see for a reason.

We are about to go on a eight-day sailing trip. Amanda will read, drink, swim and relax as we sail around the Virgin Islands and I will be certified to sail. I can sail. I’ve mentioned that before but proving that ability under an eye of an instructor is another story.

Sailing School Materials

I have been reading the American Sailing Association manuals for the last couple of months and taking the tests after each chapter multiple times. A blue marine rope is hanging in my office so I can practice knots in my down time and has led to more than one curious question. I have a box of flashcards in the living room to help me study at night during hockey games. The point I’m making is that I’m taking this seriously because I chose to do it and want to do it well.

I think this concept can be used for anything in your life. I have decided to set a goal and make achieving that goal a priority. You can substitute my sailing goal for a travel goal, an African safari for example. You just have to focus on  making it a priority.  We don’t believe in bucket list here at No Kids, Will Travel, a bucket list is simply a list of things you put off doing. We’re doers, and we can’t wait to do this one!


About No Kids, Will Travel

In the eyes of their friends and family, Amanda and Zeke are a young jet setting couple without any real responsibility. In real life, the stress of work and raising a kitten push them to flee reality at every opportunity. The "lack of obligation" gives them the chance to explore the world.

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