Over the past couple of months (When able) I've been following the progress of Abby Sunderland, a 16 year old girl, who is attempting to sail around the world solo. At the same time, another 16 year old girl from Australia is attempting the same thing. Regardless of gender, think about that for a moment...16 years old and setting sail across the most hostile environment on Earth. Alone. The most adventurous thing I did at that age was circumnavigate I-90 across Washington by myself and I damn near took out a flagman because I was busy listening to music. Supertramp, I believe. Fuck you, I'm old. I can still see the frightened look in his eyes as I came roaring at him and realized he was holding a sign imploring me to stop. He quickly flipped the sign around to "Slow" when we both came to the realization that only a meteor crashing out of the sky was going to bring my car to a halt. But I digress... At the age most of us are worried about pimples and the forthcoming history test, these girls are sailing around the world by themselves. That's some serious shit and something I wish I had the balls to do. Sadly, my nautical skills are limited to piloting a power boat on an inland sea called Lake Pend O' Reille. It's a big damn lake (Google it) but it's small potatoes compared to an angry ocean. I'm in awe of these young ladies and wish I had the cajones to do what they're doing, but I know I'd probably sink within 20 feet of the dock. Read their websites: <a class="postlink" href="http://jessicawatson.com.au/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://jessicawatson.com.au/index.htm</a> <a class="postlink" href="http://abbysunderland.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://abbysunderland.com/</a> I highly recommend reading Jessica Watson's blog and watching her videos. She's got personality by the bucket loads once you get past that horrible accent. Focus:What awesome things would you like to do? And why aren't you out doing them?