Currently in the works. I have been slimming down all of my gear, selling what I can to crush my debt. Made a detailed packing list and figuring out what other gear I need to get and replace. Focusing on getting myself setup for when spring 2020 rolls around. I’ll be ready to hit the TransAm Trails with my lovely Lana (Jeep), Jade (Motorcycle), Nala (my OG paddleboard), few other SUPs, and a bunch of other gear that all can fit inside my Jeep. Transitioning my life into one giant adventure, just going with the flow to see where the adventure takes me. Yes, I am going to be following the 11,000 ish miles of TransAm Trail maps I have, but going to branch off for plenty of side adventures. Targeting alpine lakes, rivers, and other must paddles I find along the way. Plus, peaks to tag and/or ski, overlook and landscape must sees, and spending more time seeing and experiencing other people's passions. I want to see, learn, and try what your jam is. What fuels your passions, your drive, or what you striving towards. I want to document ya doing what you love. All the while, living out of my Jeep or wherever I end up. Testing gear, taking photos, paddling, skiing, and just actually living life is what I SHOULD be doing. I am not going to overplan any of it, let’s call it a technical wing. Somewhat of a plan but still winging it. Just see where the adventure takes me. If I get a gig in XYZ state, country, or season go for it, instead of pushing it off like I have been for years. Have had some really sweet opportunities thrown my way, but financially they never worked and I am tired of pushing them off. Don’t worry mom, I do have different backup plans if shit goes south, but I shouldn’t have to rely on those, even if I do they are still pretty awesome and I might do them regardless.
So I have my hand on the pin, slowly pulling it out, but waiting a bit more before I give it a wank. Need a little time to pay stuff off, finish my left sleeve coverup (tattoo), and selling my stuff. That does mean, I am going to be slimming a lot of what I do down a bunch. Really tighten up that budget and put my money towards getting free over XYZ event or whatever. Yeah still doing a few things here and there, but no more expensive dinner nights and stuff like that. Thankfully, I am set up super well to be able to do all of this, which has been years in the making. Taking $120+K in debt down to zero in a few years is insane! But that is why I live at home hahaha, given my roommates are pretty cool too, and have kept my job. I still have a few adventures lined up this year and next spring. Keeping them cheap or I already paid for the main parts, like BWCA trips, river trips, 10 year season pass to one of my favorite ski resorts (annual friend trips), and a few others. Still going to have fun with my friends and family while I’m currently in MN. Then, May/June 2020 comes around and BOOM! I am out of here. It is time. I need to make this happen and I AM going to make it happen. Yeah, still make it back to MN here and there, but it all depends where I end up and what I end up doing. That is the fun part about pulling the pin, so many unknowns.