So, what is failure? 

A single word with massive impact, a positive or negative outcome then falls with you!! 


So last weekend I set out to push myself massively out of my comfort zone, I was driving to London, getting trains, going places I’ve never been before, meeting people I’ve never met before, wild camping and setting myself a challenge that I had no idea if I could complete.  

To cut a long story short, I didn’t make the end goal of grabbing a selfie in Bath with my swifty scooter, an 80 mile scoot down the Avon and Kennett Canal from Reading. I made it to Newbury and decided I had to head off home on the next train, it was getting on for 24 hours of constant rain, with the added bonus of hail and snow showers that finally made my mind up that it was time to throw in the towel. I failed, as some would say.

 

Well it’s taken me this long to come to terms with the fact that I didn’t make it to the final destination I had planned, and yes for the last few days I’ve been dealing with ‘failing’ and if I’m honest, it’s been harder than I ever thought, I haven’t really failed at anything before but I can 100% say that not making Bath on this journey has taught more than any accomplishment ever has. After getting over the initial disappointment I’ve  taken a massive amount of smaller achievements from my time trying my adventure.  

As I said before, I drove to London, I used trains to get around without any issues, I met new people, I navigated around city’s I’ve never been before and wild camped. Yes I’ve learned a lot, even that I over packed with some items, and under packed on some important stuff. Thanks to Trespass in Newbury I got some more shorts that wasn’t an inch thick in mud for the train home. 

So my First adventure wasn’t a compete success, but I’ve learnt loads for the next. 

Bring it on… What’s next?? 

Cheers, Beard.  

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