That didn’t come true.
That sounds weird, right? But in college, I had a very, very different life planned out for myself. I didn’t have any dreams of being a writer. I had no intention of getting my Master’s degree or starting up my own company. And I certainly never expected to find myself working at a summer camp. My dreams were way different, and if they had come true, I don’t think I’d have anything that I have today that is worth having.
I think there are experiences you’re supposed to have and people that are destined to be in your life. I believe that because I wouldn’t know three of my very best friends had my high school dreams come true, or had I not received a flyer in the mail about a small summer camp up at Lake Texoma. How weird is that? To think that that one little piece of paper kind of altered my destiny? It was a total whim, applying for a lifeguard/counselor’s position up there. But I did and I got the job. And because of that one little whim, that one little slip of destiny, I got to spend yesterday hiking with these lovely people (and puppies).
Every time I’m around them, I can’t help but think about how happy I am that I took that chance, followed that whim. We’re supposed to be in each others’ lives. That’s all there is to it. And that’s an awesome feeling.
I love having them, too, because we all enjoy spending time in beautiful places such as this… Straight out of a fairy tale.
Beautiful forest. It looks peaceful there.
Life is a fabulous ride with wonderful people! So glad you took the chance, Jackie. It’s helped make you the inspiring, fun person you are 🙂
P.S. Definitely feeling my inner Jackie at camp. It’s so much fun!