These past few weeks have been focused on fundraising. Anyone who’s ever worked at a non-profit has a love/hate relationship with the fundraising process, and I am no exception. I am extremely grateful to all who gave so generously… those dollars will be a huge part of this year’s success. At the same time, I am also thankful that now I can turn my attention back to the programs that are either in progress or are about to be.
I seem to have a lot of articles to write, for starters. (The photo above shows the anchors that flank the Sunsweep sculpture, an art installation that marks the path of the sun along the US-Canada border at Point Roberts, WA. The piece I wrote about this unique spot will be coming out in next month’s OutdoorsNW magazine.) Others coming up are supposed to be about San Juan kayaking and Olympic dayhikes; I should probably check to see whether there are others as well. Might be a good idea.
And then there’s a race coming up… one month from today is the start of the Seventy48, in which I’ll be paddling a pile of garbage 70 miles from Tacoma to Port Townsend. Then there’s Alaska, and while the South Kuiu Cleanup is coming together, there are still a thousand little things yet to be done. And although it’s not scheduled to go down until the fall, the Tacoma Shoreline Survey still has some major organizational steps to get done on the way to that event being successful.
So, more to come, as usual. Back to work… there will be time to sleep later.