I have been home for 5 days now since my trip to Squam last week. At this point it almost doesn’t seem real. I’veÂ acclimated back into my routines, laundry, grocery store, etc. Yet, I feel a bit lighter and happy. A trip to the woods will do that to you.
I returned to the woods with 3 former cabin mates from 2011 and one in the form of a doll. My good friend Eva could not attend Squam with me this time, but she made a mini-me of herself and I brought her along and introduced her to everyone. I met 2 new cabin mates upon arrival and we quickly connected. Shortly after we met, a few of us were hiking up Rattlesnake Mountain, though no snakes were spotted, thank goodness.
My favorite part of getting away to Squam is the time spent with my cabin mates. The inside jokes you come up with. The late nights by the fire. The laughter. Stepping away from our daily lives and responsibilities and taking time for ourselves is the best gift we can give ourselves. Truly connecting with each other is a treasure I will store up and use throughout the year. Thank you to my Point Comfort cabin mates for helping me find my fun side again. Laughter truly is the best medicine.