The tagline of this blog is: A story of sailing adventures, rain forests, big wildlife, enticing vistas, 2 lovers, and a big old dog.
Sometimes that’s true.
But other times it’s not.
This is gonna be one of those ‘other times’. (Don’t worry, there is still 2 lovers and a big old dog.)
We’re back in Seattle. It’s a big city. In lots of ways, it’s nice to be back. There is more than one (or none) option if we want to go out to dinner. There is a plethora of regular social outings. If we need a boat part, we hop on a bike and cruise down the road and buy it. There are 326 different varieties of cheese at the grocery store. And beer!
But, like anything, the novelty wears off. The traffic sucks, it rains all the time, there’s too many people, and everything costs money. We dream of being on the move again, of the rain forests, the big wildlife (no, seagulls don’t count), the enticing vistas. We envy our friends just casting off and heading west into waters unknown, across the vast pacific, living moment to moment by the sun and the wind.
But there are other adventures to have in city, different kinds of adventures. Adventures that sometimes seem dull in comparison, but are still demanding, risky, exhilarating, and satisfying. Different, but still adventurous.
We are starting a business. Well, we’re starting two businesses actually.
With his/our partner Trip, John/we are starting an aerial media/remote video company. We’ve been brainstorming for a while, they have the helicopter, and there’s lots of interest.
And then, last week, we kinda sorta accidentally “came into” owning 7 double kayaks, 1 single kayak, a kayak trailer, 9 kayak paddles, 14 kayak skirts, 25 pfds, 6 tents, 2 propane stoves, multiple large pots and pans, and a roll of paper towels.
Well, we thought, I guess we should take people kayaking.
Yes, I know, not detailed enough. Sorry. Soon enough.
I also work full time. My job takes me to Snohomish 2 or 3 days a week. I work for three companies: a law firm, a small-business consulting company, and a math education company. I am a corporate paralegal/business analyst/office manager/sales and marketing director. It is absolutely an adventure. I have a great mentor, and am learning a ton. The commute’s a downer, but it’s worth it.
John also has a job, providing business development consulting services to two marine services companies.
So soon, between the two of us, we will be involved with 7 companies. See? An adventure.
Hopefully soon it will warm up (ha!). We want to go sailing. We want to go find rain forests and big wildlife and enticing vistas. But for now we’re on a different kind of adventure; A City Adventure.