The Change


The New Year filled me with the desire to pursue new adventures.
Like most people, I became consumed in the January resolution ritual of
making promises of changing my life, but retreating from them as March
approaches. But I decided to carry through with my commitments this year.
Three of my closest friends and I decided to challenge ourselves after days
of relaxation in the safety and shelter of civilization and to return to
the isolation of the wilderness. Despite the nobility of our quest we were
forced to bring along miniature symbols of the world we were leaving for
basic survival such as a propane stove, expensive sleeping bags, and two
light weight tents. A eighteen mile overnight ...

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live in. Looking up at the evening sky and observing
a broad expanse of thick clusters of stars, without artificial light,
breathing in cold, fresh, and pure air, absent contaminated, and seeing no
signs of humanity only solemn nature is as a moving and uplifting
experience. Too often today’s civilization becomes obsessed and entrenched
in modernization and technology that it forgets and neglects its roots.
We departed from the electric lights, indoor plumming, and
computer-controlled heated environment of our homes and began to retreat to
the wild. The previous weeks continual snow storms worried us, but we were
determined, like explores desperate to discover the unknown wild new lands,
separate and distant from the lands that we were accustomed to. After a
brief navigational error from a missed turn, the starting point of our
journey came upon us. The sun had just climbed over the first huge hill and
its brilliant rays shone upon us as we set off on our journey. Nearby, a
river ...

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Finally, exhausted,
wet, and fatigued from a strenuous adventure outside our comfortable
confines of suburbia, we decided to halt before the sun retired for the
evening. Quickly delegating different roles to establish camp, our
cooperation was a result of the loyalty and dependence of each woman to do
her job for the survival of the group. The seven years of friendship we
four share is as deep and trusting as any I've ever known. We placed our
reputation, fortune, and even life on the line for each other and had full
faith everyone would do their assigned task independently and successfully.

Once the fire was ablaze and our meals quickly devoured, I observed
the night sky above me. ...

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