It feels like an unwritten rule that going through tough times, bad times and rotten times is not OK. It’s something that you should avoid at all costs and if you can’t, then at a minimum you should hide your experiences from public consumption.
You know, nobody wants to hear about your hard times because they’re not normal.
Well, a recent trip to Wyoming proved otherwise and taught me a valuable lesson along the way.
At one point during my voyage out west, I found myself in the back seat of a rental car cruising toward Yellowstone National Park with my aunt and uncle in the front seat and me in the back. Yes, this is the trip when I was almost assaulted by an elk, but that’s not the point here because this time I was in a car and not on a bike.
Thank the Lord.
As we’re barreling down the open road through densely wooded forests, we come to what appeared to be acres upon acres of scorched earth.
My first instinct was to assume there had been a horribly out of control forest fire that was incapable of being contained. I took my assumption even further and pictured planes flying overhead while heroic firefighters and forest rangers struggled to make it stop.
Apparently, I had the scene all wrong. Continue Reading