Travelogue: Detaille Island, Antarctica

The long-awaited landing day had finally arrived! Over night we continued to steam south, past the circle, and the view out the porthole was completely different when we were roused by the P.A. at 06:45 the next morning. I could barely eat breakfast due to my excitement, but my landing group, Shackleton, was last in … Continue reading Travelogue: Detaille Island, Antarctica

How Much Is Enough?

I will admit up front this is an extremely self-indulgent post, mainly to get the contents of my brain out onto the page. However, I hope my downfall can also inform your success. For those of you who aren't in the writing community, or aren't really in the loop on Twitter, there is currently a … Continue reading How Much Is Enough?

Travelogue: Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Our third day at sea on the Sea Adventurer was practically placid compared to the first day of travel out in the open ocean - they named the water in the Drake Passage the "Roaring 40s" for a reason. Shane's dulcet tones woke us with an announcement about the schedule for the day, and there … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Travelogue: Crossing the Drake

The long-anticipated moment had finally arrived! While my trip was essentially booked on a whim, the whole purpose of my two-month adventure was to travel to Antarctica. Sure, I'd found some great additional places to visit to round out my time, but the call of the ice and penguins was paramount. I'm not going to … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Drake

Successful People Fail

No matter who you are, you have at least one person in your life who always seems to have their shit together. You know the one I mean: everything they touch turns to gold. Their new ideas take flight and they're soon celebrating yet another great accomplishment. They earn their desired promotions, manage to snag … Continue reading Successful People Fail