I was very torn on whether or not to write this post. Some of you may know, I went with D and his best friends on a bear hunting trip. I have never really been camping before, so the thought of going out into the middle of the woods looking for wild animals was overwhelming. I knew it was important to D and something he loves, so I thought I could suck it up and tag long.
My preconceived notions were totally blown out of the water. I loved it. Being “off the grid” with people you love is amazing. It’s refreshing, it’s relaxing and it’s exciting! Hunting really isn’t “my thing” but I respect D and his friends for the tradition they carry on.
It’s funny that my gut instinct was to defend my support for hunting, when in reality I shouldn’t have to. Hunting is a way of life for many people. As with ANY action there are people who can give it a bad reputation which can get blanketed over the entire group. I posted a picture on social media of D when he got the bear. I was SHOCKED at the negative, hateful and flat out disgraceful comments people left on the photo. It’s sad to me that people who are connected to me in someway would leave those messages. Regardless, I am proud of D for his accomplishment. He is proud he can provide food for us and I am proud of opening my mind to something I had been very closed minded too. It felt great to walk away feeling rejuvenated and stronger in my relationship with D and his friends as well.
There will be no graphic images in this blog post. It a stunningly beautiful place and I wanted to share my new adventure with the people who support me.
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Thanks for all the support and love I do get from my friends, family and readers. You guys give people the courage to try new things, be open minded and live life in a positive way. Keep being you! My life is so much better because of you.