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The spring has sprung
and the bluebells are in bloom,
The skeleton arms that fisted life
have decided to open up, unto the clouds,
The naked trees covered in pastel hues
sways, scattering petals dispelling the gloom,
Soft sun shines, ground is green and the skies blue
flowers on foot paths, colors have begun their merry tunes.
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Sometimes we don’t know we’re taking a path to a different lifestyle until months after the fact, then we connect the dots, and have that “ah ha” moment. Two years ago, I inherited a single Coleman lantern from my step-dad who passed away in 2015. I thought it was neat, so I researched it online and stumbled into the Coleman Collectors Forum. A year later I’d become a full-blown camping gear collector. Then this year, I stumbled upon a single thread on the forum that seemingly changed a lot of things for me. It was a few photos of this guy’s weekend at Wilson Lake, Kansas. It made something in my brain click, that I can experience camping here, I don’t have to wait for a yearly trip to Colorado. AND I can do it with my son and make up for a LOT of missed time.
So instead of compartmentalizing camping, I have made it a lifestyle choice knowing I can go a couple of times a month if I want to. I literally feel like a different person now. I don’t feel like I have to tuck camping away into it’s little box in the basement. The dots have all connected. I’m following the path that is clearly defined. I wish this would have happened 20 years ago though, because I didn’t even know who I was or what I wanted in the past two decades. .
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