What is there to say about this year but crazy? I think we have all been trying to grasp on to a little bit of normality in our lives right now.
Back in August I took some time to go to my sister’s wedding. It was a breath of fresh air to get away from the chaos of tourists flooding from up north to the south once restrictions had been lifted. I loaded up my Subaru and shot up to New Hampshire for a bit of family time.
The big day came and to watch my sister get married made the year for me. Watching her marry her best friend really filled my heart with joy in a time of uncertainty for so many of us. It really cemented that no matter what maybe going on in our lives love brings everything together.
Over the next few days, I went out to some of our local creeks to target some brook trout. Normally late summer can be a great time to target the small creeks over the bigger rivers. This year, New Hampshire had record low rainfall, and you could defiantly tell that when you stepped foot into the creek. Fish were plentiful but also very predictable. With low water, most fish were confined to the deeper pools.
Normally this creek has a healthy population of brook trout. This year the numbers were there, but the quality of fish seemed to have gone down since years prior. None the less the fishing was hot. Fish were taking ants and beetles all day long and it’s hard to complain when you are catching 30 fish a day in tiny creeks.
This trip was a time to reboot for me. It was nice to sleep in, have a cup of coffee and spend time with my nieces and nephews…hard times or good, family will always be there for you. On my drive back I spent a lot of time thinking…there are so many things that I can be grateful for in my life. With everything that we have been through, its important to not forget about others that may be struggling in this time. Remember we can all be better than we are now. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Be kind and respectful to others. Give back to people whom may be less fortunate than yourself. Stand up and have a voice for the ones not able to speak. We can all work together. We may all have one path for ourselves but that does not mean we must take the road alone. I hope everyone may hear the sweet ringing bells and find your path home.