In my youth, I spent most summers visiting my family in upstate New York. They live in a town smaller than most high schools on a farm. I had a lot of fun catching frogs, riding ATVs, and building hay forts in the barn with my cousins.
The morning air lends its icy touch to my skin as I prepare my tacklebox and fishing rod in anticipation of a long one-on-one with nature and my own thoughts. This has become a ritual for me that I built during a time where I struggled with motivation. The simple act of fishing has undergone an evolution of meaning in my life and taught me lessons which I now apply to almost all aspects of it.
By now everyone knows the I-85 bridge collapsed in Atlanta on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The governor quickly rallied contractors to action and was allotted $10 million in emergency relief funds by the federal government. The deadline for repairs to be finished was June 15th.