Life could be different, society could change if we each stopped to consider the person next to us, the person we pass, the person who we judge as we walk by. Every one has a story, every one is dealing with something—something good, boring, horrific or delightful. Be kind. – Author Unknown
Departing from Kodiak, Alaska was not a bittersweet departure, but one that I couldn't wait to make due to the false pretenses I was promised in agreeing to go and work for a fellow traveler that I THOUGHT was a friend, but later realized that unfortunately was a person of low moral character through his extremely racists comments and overtly horrific verbal abuse that was strewn out on a daily basis only directed towards myself. This was primarily due to the fact that our crew consisted of four people total; the captain, his friend he grew up with–ironically from Colorado also until their family moved when he was younger–and a friend he grew up with in Alaska. The other guys were fine and tried to be friendly and relatively encouraging at times. The reason I am writing this blog entry months later was because I was waiting to receive a minimal pay from an individual that has a lot to learn about life and both how to treat others with respect, especially if they are going to be in a leadership role like a captain, and how they are going to be held accountable for their past actions.
After climbing aboard the tendering boat around 2am and arrived in Kodiak just after 5:30am–I believe–I couldn't wait to get a shower and search out flights to head to Colorado. I departed that same afternoon from Kodiak, Alaska traeling through multiple cities before arriving in Denver, Colorado on the evening of July 1st.