One of those people in my life, is my wife. From the beginning, she's supported my goals as a writer, as a hunter, and as a person. Just last night, she sent me a pic of a dude holding a smoke bomb, one of those regular small ones from the fireworks store. She said, hey, before you go out hunting next time, take some of these with you, you could use them as a survival signal.
The comment by itself is sweet and caring, but there is a deeper message going on. One, other than the outside message of, "hey, I love you and I would like you to have every possible tool in your toolkit to make it back home alive," she's supporting my fascination of survival and survival ideology. She supported me going for an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction when the smarter idea might have been to pursue a different degree for the "real world." (I'm being a little sarcastic here with my choice of words, I totally believe that my higher education has already paid dividends for my skill and my writing career and I think you should pursue whatever education and training you want.) She gives me the time I need to complete my writing projects, and supports my other endeavors. She does so realistically and keeps me grounded in reality, but gives me the time and motivation to pursue things. In short, she's awesome. Find awesome people and make them a part of your life. You won't regret it. Now assemble your team of awesome.
- Updates on my recent foray into the Wilderness Athlete 28 Day Challenge
- Scouting for elk 2016
- Barnes & Noble book signings