Long-time readers of ten minutes hate may remember this post, about Emily Richmond and how she was going off for the horizon to sail around the world single-handedly. She funded the trip via creative projects funding site Kickstarter and her excellent website recording it is here. It is well worth a read if you are sitting at a desk and feeling the need for inspiration to get going on making your own dreams come true.
Ms Richmond has also written a great Thanksgiving email for Kickstarter, in which she gives thanks for:
-friends and family and every single person who’s been a part of making this little dream come true (nearly 500 of you now!)
-i’m thankful for being alive in 2011 where technology/magic make it possible for me, even from the furthest corner of the globe, to stay connected with you lovely people
-i’m thankful for the shortwave radio that tells me of this great American Awakening: the lifting of that malaise that had made it so hard to see that bigger is not and has not been better, that each and every one of us has the ability to change our world into the one we want to see (and that it starts in our lives).
To which I can only really add ‘me too’. I am thankful for all my friends and family around the globe and the technology that makes the distances between us feel so small. And I am full of thanks for everyone who dreams of something better to come as well as hope that we can all find the strength to start steering a course towards sunnier horizons.
Thanks to everyone for reading. Domo!