Our first island fishing adventures happened from a rather beat up old canoe I had patched using Gorilla Tape. These early adventures not only fed us, but helped build character, and gave us great stories to share with our friends. I am happy to say however that our old canoe has been retired to putting around Masset Sound on a calm day, with guests who would like to experience the thrill of the island as we did when we first came.
Haida Gwaii has been our home now for 3 months and everyday we take another tiny step towards a subsistence lifestyle. As we start to recover from the trauma of the rat race our energy and motivation return, although far from fully recovered I can feel the bubbling spring of life welling up inside me again. With that energy Brent and I decided to leave the island and find the next tool we need to live off the land, or should I say ocean.
For those of you who know us, you'll know that Brent has a particular passion for boats. His passion for boats extends to his passion for sea food and the art of bringing it home to feed his family. This passion is in fact what brought us to Haida Gwaii to begin with.
I don't know about you but I think the longest I've ever been able to hang onto a New Year's resolution is a few months. Where did that idea come from anyway? My imagination tells me it's from generations of guilty feelings stirred up by the New Years morning walk of shame. Regardless of where the tradition came from it's a great idea.
The concept of setting a goal and having a plan is a major win strategy for almost anything you want to achieve in life, and like many New Years resolutions, goals go unachieved unless you work for them. In fact New Years Resolutions are goals just with a fancy name that happen at a specific time of year when you can usually con other people into joining you in the the painful process of change.
Having got a jump on the my News Year's goals I can share with you a few things I've learned over the last month about why I have failed in the past.
Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird