I’d be a stand-up comedian, but I’m not very funny. I’m an author that’s never written a book. A chef with no kitchen. An artist without a brush. An athlete without a sport. I’m in a mid-life crisis, but can’t afford a Corvette. I’ve taken classes in four different colleges, and have no degree hanging on a wall. What I do have though, is a story to tell.
Most of my bucket list involves travel and danger. Run with the bulls in Pamplona. Climb a Mountain. Surf six continents. Write a book. I’ve been fortunate enough the last few years to cross a few things off the list. I’ve explored the Great Barrier Reef, ran a marathon, and surfed on 3 continents.
The list, as with everything else, has evolved over time. I no longer desire to bicycle a stage of the Tour De France. Wrestling a crocodile is also no longer very high on the list. These things have been replaced with dinner in view of the Eiffel Tower, and a guided Four Seasons Safari in Africa.
The internet is filled with travel blogs from Girls Flying Solo to Dudes With Backpacks. I’m not either of those. I’m just a regular guy with a lifetime of bad decisions. I spent my first 40 years trying to become somebody, and mostly screwed it up. I plan to spend the next 40 years making good decisions and enjoying the person I’ve become. I’ve settled down. I’d rather have a Martini than an Irish Car Bomb. Though at the end of the day, if my last words are “Hey, watch this!”, I won’t be disappointed.
I love to travel and I love to write. Before now I’ve not had the discipline, means, nor occasion to write a book. But, with the advent of the internet, I can now tell about my travels one page at a time. Occasionally, I’ll go back and relive some stuff from earlier times. Currently, I travel around 4, 5, or maybe 6 times a year, and it’s those adventures that I’ll publish first.
About SirOzzy: Sir Ozzy Schnitzel is Bernese Mountain Dog bred in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He currently resides on Long Island, New York. He’s a homebody.