April 14, 2013. Steamboat Springs, CO. One of the things I love about Colorado is that you never know what to expect from the weather when you wake up in the morning. Last night it poured rain and this morning I woke up to a winter wonderland. Last week I fished in 80 degree weather; today I will fish in 25 degree weather. The weather seems to be a metaphor for transformations that are happening to me.
I knew when I left my library position at the Colorado State Library after working in libraries for over 30 years, I had to do something all-encompassing and completely different. Now, instead of thinking about the future of eBooks in libraries or training new library board members, I wonder about the future of our rivers and the health of our fish.
Now, I wake up trying to find the time to write, to take photos, to fish, to tie knots, to learn about entomology, to meet new people and to understand a whole new culture. When I was a single mom trying to figure out how to make ends meet, deal with teenager issues and repair leaky faucets, I never imagined that there would come a day when I would be living in a camper exploring the rivers of the Rocky Mountains. One of the reasons I embarked on this journey was to inspire others to think in terms of what’s next in their lives; to realize that whatever situation is grabbing you at present is only temporary, and that you too can follow a passion.
Change is happening.