Every year around this time, I’m working on 40-50 potential camp locations for the upcoming season. Some of them fall through very early in the process, some are worked on for months and reach 95% of planning before I decide it won’t work, then never tell anyone about them. It’s important to me not to announce anything that I’m not fully committed to make happen. But sometimes I’m sooooo close and I just wanna tell everyone about it. Like today, after literally months of sweating by my little basement desk over details, budgets and logistics for one specific place of many I have had in mind for 2018.
I know it’s coming close now though. I always sense that when I get a slight adrenaline release over the course of an entire day. When I can’t really focus on the task at hand. It happens especially when it’s something entirely new; something I’ve never done before. Unchartered territory. It would be easy to play safe and do the camp locations I already know will work. But I don’t wanna get too comfortable, too confident. It’s very much like competing in Jiu Jitsu. The real magic happens outside of your comfort zone and your favorite Jiu Jitsu Travel Agent is committed to working exactly there. If you ever catch me just repeating last year’s success camps, it’s time to pull off those Globetrotters patches from your gi.
I wish I could tell you where that road on the photo lead to. I want to. But I still have some details to wrap up before it’ll be safe. Or maybe no one will ever know. One thing is certain; if I decide to push the button, there is no turning back for me. At that point, everything will have been paid up front, non-refundable. Everything is on the line.
As it should be.