Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Steps to the Future
The August after I graduated from Cody High School, I boarded a bus and headed to Denver to go to college. This was quite an adventure for a shy mountain girl who had never gone anywhere by herself. I remember the way that I had my eyes glued to the windows, absorbing every scene that flitted by. I also remember wondering what I was going to do when I had to go to the bathroom, but I was observant. I remember a child telling his mom, "I have to go pee!", and she got up and went to the back of the bus and opened a little door. During the day, other people also made that trip to the rear, and I figured it out. We did have one meal stop while the bus gassed up. I sat on a bench outside and ate the lunch my mom had prepared for me.
When I got to Denver, someone from the college met my bus, and thus began the next major episode of my life--a journey that would take me all over the world. I was shy but had a spark of adventure that I just had to explore. I learned to take that first step, and what wonderful things awaited me. Of course there were heartaches and hurts as well, but all helped me to grow into who I am today.