A few years ago Josh took me to Pagosa Springs, to share with me his favorite place in the world and share with me the love of fly fishing. Josh has been fishing all his life, and his family has generations of excellent fishermen. It’s a sacred hobby, practiced in the most sacred places nature… Continue reading The Story of My Very First Fish
Josh and I have been brainstorming and talking about what all makes a blog worth reading. Ideas of things I have to share on here are sometimes run by my lovingly supportive husband who I can always count on to be honest, to tell me what’s what. He brought up an interesting point to me today, saying that what makes hunting and fishing so interesting to read about, are the stories. Stories! Brilliant. I love hearing stories. I love writing stories. I love living stories. There’s so much we over look when it comes to story telling in our current plugged in Internet lives. Our history as human beings is comprised of stories, and our ancestors have told hunting and fishing stories since the beginning of language itself. Even before written language, in cave drawings we see triumphs and tragedy, victorious hunting escapades and then misfortunes- we have a glimpse at our rawest pastime through these images- these stories bring us back to our primal existence. Human culture worldwide was once very much based around these oral traditions, passing stories down from one generation to the next. I think that as I recognize I may not have a gift for leading a story telling session around a campfire, the best way I can document our life’s adventures is by writing them down. I love that, and the idea that we can one day look back at these and say, “Oh yeah, I remember that! That was awesome/crazy,” is something I’d be proud to share and have a part of doing.
What are your favorite types of stories ? What’s a story that’s kept you on the edge of your seat- clinging on every word in order to hear the rest? What’s your story?
I guess I would call myself part of a minority. The minority grouping of women that think over the top expensive, planned to the tiniest detail weddings are just overrated. Not that I don’t love the idea of dreaming about that most special day or striving for organized party perfection- whether it be in a… Continue reading Our Backyard Destination Wedding