When I imagine a place I’d love to visit, my first thoughts are not the historic buildings of Paris or the bustling streets of New York City. Instead, my vision lies on a quiet cove in a big lake. A small Texas town, barely on the map. A boat with a flat bottom and metal seats notorious for scorching the back of one’s legs on a hot summer day. Two simple fishing poles propped between the bow of the boat and an ambitious tackle box. Loose lead weights rolling on the floor with every soft wake. In the driver seat, my grandfather, aged, but still full of youth, smiling at the simpleness of his favorite pastime.
Everyone at one point in their life, will be faced with a task that seems insurmountable. Whether it be graduating college, separating two flat pieces of a lego, or even bathing an evil, water-hating cat; for any problem though , there is almost always the same set of solutions. You have to have a plan of action, have the right tools, practice if you need to, and if you still can’t do it, try again.