Abby Slanders is one of those people that i keep following in the community of bloggers. Currently, she is in the attempt to become one of the youngest sailors that circles the world alone without any help in her adventure. Being two years younger than me, this Abby had shown courage more than anyone else that we can find among any other16-years-old teenagers, even in our country. I just couldn't imagine how somebody so young can travel alone without any fear for pirates and those ten-foot waves that will hit her yacht. Currently, she is having difficulties with her auto-pilot system that will jeopardize her journey home. Regardless on what kind of obstacles that she met in her journey, she mentioned in her blog that she will not give up until she reached her goal. Impressive huh?
Due to her mechanical malfunctions, she will take the opportunity to let go of her dream of traveling non-stop around the world. She mentioned it as a complete 'failure'..haha..when i read this in her blog, i burst to laugh! How on earth can she told the bloggers that her journey was a failure when making the decision to travel around the world alone was already a huge success. Come to think about it, not many of us, or even the boys, would put the risk to go on a yacht, traveling hundreds of thousands miles for 6 months non-stop. Yet, due to the criticisms that she received, she decided to circle the earth again just to prove that she is worth for the title of the youngest sailor!
This is an achievement that Malaysians should seek for. Something beyond the limit of expectations. Truly, Abby Sunderlands will become one of my greatest aspirations due to her bravery, strength, courage and maturity in making decisions although she is a female and a younger person than me.