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Travel Bucket List Item 32, ‘Set A World Record’. That said, meet my next expedition. Kayaking the entire length of the Intracoastal Waterway in the United States, in a solo kayak. The journey will begin the Florida Keys and end in Maine, for an estimated, 3,000 miles. The current record is 2010 miles, held by Helen Skelton, in the Amazon Delta.
So why in the world would I have this as a buck list? Here are my reasons;
1-Perspective- Traveling the world has always been about gaining a different perspective on life. When things get tough, easy, boring, and monotonous, a new perspective has aided to happiness. Seeing the entire east coast from a Kayak, is certainly going to be an interesting perspective.
2-Challenge- Most of my recent dissolved fears have been my greatest personal growths. The overcoming the doubt and sense of urge has been a mental tool that keeps getting stronger as I tackle each fear. I personally hate kayaking. The speed of the kayak vs the speed of a boat, is dreadful, yet important. Slowing things down to appreciate the now, will take patience and a strong thought process. Its the mental game and the idea of coming to terms with an activity I hate, to find the positive in the activity. To date, I have Kayaked a total of 4 hours in my 33 years of life.
3-Chance to Give Back- The more I see the world, the more I see how many things are for free to worry so much about how much money one makes. This will allow me to benefit a charity organization I feel strongly about, while I still continue to motivate others to overcome challenges they may have in life.
4-Happiness- With the above three, its a combination and most importantly, a great way to enjoy life. If I died tomorrow, I would like to feel like I have lived life to the fullest. Part of that, mean physically pushing my body to its fullest capabilities. With the help of Tim Ferriss, second best selling book, ‘ The 4 – Hour Body’, I am going to attempt to case study the skills taught in it. This will include, ‘ Slow-Carb Diet’ and ‘Polyphasic Sleep’. Using these techniques, I will establish a personal weight loss goal and perfect sleep by only sleeping 2-4 hours per day, allowing me to possibly set a second world record, “The longest journey in a 24 hour period”.
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