It’s Thanksgiving week and we’re feeling festive. To celebrate, we’ve invited a few of our favorite project creators to share some of their creative holiday spirit. We hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays!
When Emily Richmond decided she wanted to spend a year sailing around the world, a lot of people told her she couldn’t do it. Hmph! One successful Kickstarter project later, and she was on her way. Now, several months into her voyage, Emily drops us a line from the high seas to regale us with the tale of her (slightly unusual) Thanksgiving day adventure. We so wish we were there!!
oh, what a year it’s been! this time last year, i was knee-deep in preparations for the trip (shipyards, marathon painting sessions, a flurry of equipment ordering) as a boyfriend and i took a T.O. to drive down to Ensenada, MX to celebrate the holiday. We found a little beach house that was set back in an abandoned development of homes — there was even an old country club with windows smashed out, arcade game parts on the lawn. it was completely weird, and utterly fantastic. we surfed, we feasted, we gave thanks for all we had.
One year later, that boy is now out chasing his own dreams (also, kickstarter enabled!) and that ocean we feasted beside has become my home and the only constant in this kaleidoscopic life. as i write this to you now, i’m sitting aboard a 120 foot megayacht with a handful of old pals. the a/c is blasting, there’s a live-in chef putting the finishing touches on what will, im sure, be one of the fancy meals in my recent history. a world away from last year, but as much home as ever. where i’ll be next november i have no idea, but i’m thankful for every little thing.
You too, Emily! If you’re curious — and it’s hard not to be! — you can follow Emily’s ongoing adventures over at her blog, Bobbie Rounds the World.