If you like adventure, you like life. When I was a kid, my mom used to take us 3 kids Fort Cobb Lake, OK. Every weekend, we’d leave Friday evening, arrive 90 minutes later, upack and miss Saturday morning cartoons from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.
We’d pitch a tent for the summer – park rangers would watch it. We swam, played cards, etc.
My favorite thing was walking through the woods and weeds around the lake as far from the normal camping areas as possible. It was quiet, peaceful, and I tried and quit smoking in about 5 minutes.
It was the “new ground” I loved to explore.
I started back into woodworking to relax, go over some past ground that was now unfamiliar again, and continue finding creative outlets, along with my photography business (still building) and music.
Suddenly found myself out of a job, working part-time at Rockler, and both loving and stressed about “the new ground” I was covering.
Even with more time on my hands, I found less time for woodworking – except for some Christmas present lathe work. Some days, knowing I only have 15 minutes, I’ll just putz around in my garage/shop dreaming and wishing.
This is not a sob story. But it is a reality. Now I find that I’m at another crossing path.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the woods to come to you. Don’t be afraid of the woods. Enjoy the woods, and watch for paths that lead to new places. You may even find new ones covering familiar ground
-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success