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Is The Lemon Worth The Squeeze? March ’09

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on September 9, 2009 in Career, K-9 Ranch Training Center- Boulder, Colorado, Las Vegas Base, Nature / Colorado, Speak! Archive, Travel

Man can create some of the most beautiful things yet we destroy what we do not appreciate. We seem to have lost our connection with the earth…
Someone once asked me “Is the lemon worth the sqeeeze?” I of course repled yes. When I think of all the places I’ve been, people and animals I’ve met and roads that lead back and forth over the west, I realize that I’ve led a life most people my age would be lucky if they lived half of it. I pay attention to things like watching wildlife and being the ultimate observer. My TV is reality. Tonight I sleep in my car but getting here I crossed through a horrible blizzard over the summit, saw two highschool kids having fun in their muddy, lifted pickup in Utah, ate dinner with a bunch of highschool kids that were in ballroom dance competitons and met a young police officer who was nice enough to give me a ticket. I love the saying that life is about the journey and not the destination.
I feel so blessed. I work hard and I sometimes do better on my own. I can travel anywhere, do any thing by myself. There’s a certain sense of freedom in that. My dogs and cat are my heart. I love them more than words can say, I am so lucky to have unbelievable friends who have given me the shirt off their back and then some many a time. My parents have taught me so much but they have both earned my highest respect as human beings.
So as I sit here being locked out of my house, after driving 12 hrs, crossing four states and driving through a big blizzard, sleeping on a couch instead of a hotel room in Vegas, doing an interview, training lots of dogs, sitting here in 20 degree weather waiting for a locksmith to arrive, yes- even after all that, life itself is one beautiful journey.
Looking forward to learning more on the next big adventure…

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