So hopefully by now, everybody understands how this site works.
Firstly, you guys all suggest the gnarliest lives you can imagine living: crazy jobs, awesome locations, learning epic stuff, or testing a body’s limit.
Then, once the What Should Baz Do team have whittled the suggestions down to a “Top Ten” lives to live, you guys decide which of the top ten “Baz” will actually try to make into reality! – In October, you decided what Chapter Two will be…
“Everything is possible – it’s just a matter of whether you are willing to make the necessary sacrifices to make it happen!”
These Are Baz’s Goals For 2016 (Chapter Two)
As suggested and decided by you legends…
1. Living In Brazil Near And/Or In The Amazon
Moving to live in another Country is always a bit of a challenge. Leaving friends and family behind, getting enough cash together to get there and stay alive, sorting out visas and vaccinations, and removing yourself from any of the security and comforts of home can sometimes be underestimated in all the excitement.
[column width=”48%” pdding=”1%”]When you’ve never been to this part of the world, and it isn’t an English speaking country, the task seems even more daunting. But where there is a will, there is always a way.
Progress has very slowly begun on the path of learning Portuguese. Slow Progress is better than No Progress![/column][column width=”48%” padding=”1%”]
2. Getting A Dozen Stories Published About The Amazon
At first I thought thinking of twelve different story ideas related to the Amazon might be a bit of a tall ask. However, after a little research, I realised that the Amazon is even bigger, more amazing, and far more complex than I had even given it credit!
The biggest obstacle on this front is going to be finding publishing contacts, improving my writing skills, and pitching something relevant, awesome, new, and well-written to these publications. I began the process of ‘up-skilling’ in Nov-Dec 2015 with a writing internship in Bali with Global Hobo.
3. Learning Capoiera
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art developed by African slaves in Brazil during the Portuguese colonization during the 1500’s. It combines dancing, acrobatics, and fluid timing with music to create a beautiful, yet potentially devastating, technique.
I have started practicing being upside down by doing handstands whenever the opportunity arises, and have moved out of the gym and into calisthenic workouts in the park more often, in an effort to increase flexibility and muscular endurance.