Last month my husband and I went up to Ely, MN to retrieve a canoe.
My 18-year old son came back from an adventure in the (BWCA) Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
He went with two canoes and three friends. He returned with one canoe but still three friends. It was the kind of trip that would always be memorable.
After swamping the canoe and unable to retrieve it, they left it. A passing fishing boat came by and brought my son’s stranded friends who were on an island back to shore. All of them were safe and also full of smiles. They all agreed they wanted to do a trip again.
When we picked up the canoe, my husband said looking at all the dents, “Those rocks did a real beating on them.”
My son will always have a story to tell and maybe even write about.
Summer is the time for adventures and for exploring new places.
It’s the time for wearing bright colors and painting toenails or spending time nose deep into books and hitching your mind up to a cloud to just daydream.
And it’s the perfect time for capturing those moments by writing.
So whether I am in a canoe fighting strong winds or in a hammock daydreaming in my backyard, I will have my journal ready.
Gretchen Rubin, Author of The Happiness Project, once said, “The days are long but the years are short.”