Today is a Great Day

Everyday is a great day. When my biggest concern is wrangling with my Macbook to create this blog, I have an incredible list of things to be grateful for. I want you all to know that you’re witnessing a miracle here (albeit a teeny-tiny one). This blog has been haunting my mind for years and the pressure has been building and last Sunday, it erupted. I’ve succumbed to my need to share. I hope you find it worthy.

You ask, “What happened last Sunday?” I was paddling (of the stand up variety). This is the kind of stuff that happens to you when you are out in nature alone with your thoughts and without your phone, I finally realized what I was meant to blog about; the “meaning of life” while adventuring our┬ástate (and as many other great places I can get to). Of course, I composed a beautifully inspired blogpost in my head while on the water. I may need to bring my phone so I can record these words of wisdom because damned if I can remember any of it now.

I went out hunting for blueberries along the southern shores of Johnson’s Pond as it leads down into┬áBig River Reservoir. I noticed all the blueberry bushes back in May when they were in bloom and knew I had to come back to see if I could pick from my board. All in all, I was out on the water for a good hour and this is what I have to show for my efforts.


Laughable, I know. But so many cool things happened along the way. The whirring noise of a scary, monstrous bug turned out to be a gorgeous, little hummingbird. Then the crash, bam, slam that almost made me jump off my board was an equally gorgeous (but much larger) great blue heron (not sure who was spooked more). Add to those wonders of Mother Nature were beautiful white lilies and another purple, spiky water flower that I don’t know the name of and if I had had my phone, I would have taken pictures of, I’m sorry!

Cheers to a new chapter! I need lots of support from everyone! I am not a writer and have never been able to keep a diary or anything remotely like it. I do, however, make lots of lists. I make lists of lists. Next post will be about Zeke’s Bridge and lower Johnson’s Pond/Big River in more detail.



7 Responses

  1. Jackie says:

    It is good to hear about your adventure:) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Monique says:

    I am so excited about this! Yay for you and all of us who get to be a part of this!

  3. Pam says:

    Love it! Let it evolve naturally; just as you have. Keep sharing my friend.

  4. Dorian says:

    Love your blog, Mich! Love the name, MishPerceptions, too. I’m so glad you are doing something that you’ve always wanted to do — that’s the best feeling, isn’t it? Keep those thoughts flowing, and enjoy the balance — both in your life with this new chapter, and on your board. It makes for a great metaphor, doesn’t it?

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