Climb a Tree
Our challenge for Week 19 of the Great Wake Up was to rediscover the magic of childhood and climb a tree. I was never that child...
Well, I had good intentions. I looked for a tree I could climb. I actually cried over how few trees there are in the fens that lend themselves to climbing. I finally found a tree that I could get into; first on a limb about 18 inches above the ground and then onto another about four feet up. And... nothing.
You know all those people who say you can find your passion by doing what you loved as a child. I loved reading, and drawing, and design, and maths... I did not love climbing trees; in fact, I'm not sure I ever actually did it. So, it was time to get lateral!
Luckily, on my search for a tree to experiment on, I passed a playground. With swings. So I stopped for a swing and swung until my feet touched the sky. That was more like it; why climb when you can fly!