While working through the lists of things to get through prior to heading off on safari to Mozambique this week, I came across a little note “to self”.
We all have that note, either mentally or in my case, I wrote it down NOT TO FORGET ABOUT IT OR LOOSE PERSPECTIVE of why I wrote it. It’s my “hunting bucket list”, safely stored away with all my safari pictures.
Having started off my hunting career at one of Africa’s great Outfitters, Anton Maree, and later heading home to start working for my dad, Rick, in what I considered a dream as a boy, without realizing it, I had started checking the first point on my bucket.
It was only much later, after the famous movie, “The Bucket List”, staring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, graced our screens and captured our imagination that I sat down and made a list of my own.
The list can go on and on, but these were some of the big ones. The ones I felt were important.
Starting at point one, John X Safaris.
I was lucky as a kid; I knew what I wanted to do for as long as I can remember. From the moment I first stood next to my dad barely seeing over the trucks dash trying to spot game across the plains I knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps. Today I’m fortunate enough to have a family of my own and have continued with the business. I wake up each day hoping to make my parents and family proud, and ensure success for John x Safaris, ultimately my family. I consider it a work in progress – who knows? I’ve only been at it for eight years, and I’ve got another thirty fun years to go!
Catch you all in three weeks time – I’m off to Mozambique!
There are a couple of experiences in the bucket that need checking…..
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