Recently Jessa realized that she was a capable hiker with a thirst for more outdoor adventure. Something about getting out and experiencing a favorite pass-time with some one else for their first time brings a certain joy. It isn’t the problems you must work through, or even the progress that they make really, but taking in the experience and how they learn it all. It gives you a little time to reflect and think about what has become subconscious. Learning to kayak across lakes in a white water boat is what most paddlers would call torture, as a child, it was the only boat available to wear. It was old, had a wooden paddle, and a spray skirt that was not water proof, or really even resistant, but it was fast. Seeing a new body out struggling with the constant turning, reminds me why I still enjoy this rhythmic sport of form. It isn’t a struggle now to control any boat, and soon, it won’t be for Jessa either and another pathway to outdoor adventure will be opened for her.