How did I get to be so very lucky? In my life, I just have so much good stuff going on… and I’m really so happy and content, it shouldn’t be allowed! For one, I just got back from my kayaking vacation – I went to Vancouver Island, to the west coast, and did a 4-day trip in the Broken Group Islands! I highly recommend it, especially in May when there aren’t very many people in the park. In the summer, apparently, there can be up to 300 people in the park at 5 designated camp sites (that’s about 60 people per site), which makes for a bit of a crowded paddling experience! Certainly not the peaceful wilderness refuge that I experienced! It was amazing – I’m including a few pictures (I took hundreds with my new digital camera – woo hoo!!)! The company I went with, Pacific Northwest Adventures (seakayakbc.com) was really great too! 🙂
Going back to what I was saying… I was thinking today of how happy I am and how did this happen?!? It’s not like I had a perfect childhood! In fact, if you looked at my school life, it couldn’t be much worse! I had virtually no friends until about grade 5 or 6, was ridiculed for my beliefs and ostracised (although I was oblivious to some of it, thankfully). My family life was good, not perfect, but compared to other people I hear about, it was pretty darn good! Growing up on a farm is great, at least I loved it. I think it’s a great way to learn independence and intiative, as well as learning to do new things and gaining confidence to try new things. I think I also learned to appreciate people, although exactly how I learned that, I’m not sure! In any case, I’ve got to say that I’m more content than ever, and I think it comes from being balanced and accepting myself and those around me. Gosh, I feel like I should knock on wood or something!! 🙂
I think I’ll do a couple of photo-blogs to show you more about my trip… I apologize for those on dial up, because it might take a while to load!!
Take care everyone, and remember not to get so busy DOING things that you forget to just BE. Enjoy the moment!