I was three years old. It was 1968, and I’m pretty sure I had zero cares in the world. Life at the cottage in Northern Quebec was carefree. We had homemade blueberry pies from handpicked blueberries from our very own blueberry hill, and fresh caught rainbow trout fried in butter for breakfast on a cast iron pan on a wood stove.
Keith was not even a twinkle in his fathers eye yet, but I already knew that this was the way that I would live my life. My inspiration at this time in my life, was the sun, the wind, the sound of the breeze in the trees, and the feel of the sand in my toes. The bloodsuckers in our lake didn’t even bother me, there was something about getting them covered in salt to remove them, that was oddly satisfying.
I was always happy at our “camp”, and I find a way to get back to that state of mind as often as I can. Our life today is like this in so many ways, and while it might not look so innocent as I did back in 1968, the feelings of simplicity and contentment are very much the same. Being able to live a life of true freedom from stress and financial worries takes time, but when you have achieved this state, you will want to share it with the world. What is “True Freedom” to you? Please share in the comments.