I had to help chaperone the sixth graders on their field trip to Camp Wing. I’ll admit, when I first learned I would be spending the day outdoors, in a predominantly woodsy environment, I was nervous. I like the outdoors, but I hate bugs. That list of insects they put on bug spray? Yeah, I’ve been bitten by pretty much all of those insects and more.
There were bugs. In fact, some bugs landed on me. Despite all of the bugs, I didn’t freak out. I wasn’t even paranoid. I was too busy enjoying being out in the woods, surrounded by sky high trees, immersed in the fresh air. It took me back to when I was a kid, more interested in exploring and adventure and less worried about the details.
Although, if I’m being 100% honest, I did re-apply buy spray quite a few times. I like to think that help out, just a little.