Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Take away the expectations and it's amazing what you can do"

I read something great today. And I felt like I could celebrate and let it out a bit, like releasing balloons into the sky (biodegradeable of course).

A week ago yesterday 16 year old Jessica Watson docked her yacht in Sydney Harbour "after a solo, non-stop, unassisted voyage around the world that made her the youngest person to achieve such a feat" (Sports Illustrated, May 24, 2010).

She was at sea alone for 210 days and sailed 23,000 nautical miles.

She had the benefit of amazing support and technology but she was still at sea, 23,000 miles and 210 days, by herself...16 years old...

He Yacht capsized seven (7) times along the way.

The "great" thing I read was a quote by the youngster:

"[Others] don't realize what young people, what 16-year-olds and girls are capable of...it's amazing when you take away those expectations, what you can do".

Amen sister and THANK YOU!

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