River Therapy. It's a real thing.
Due to life, and "adulting," we haven't been able to get out on the river in about a week. It's been a long week. It's funny how you start to feel almost claustrophobic when you haven't hit the water in a while.
A river is simultaneously a place of calm and excitement. I've often said that it's where you forget your troubles and find yourself. For me, specifically, it's where I go to reset.
I think people are kind of like computers. Being that I'm so "organic" I know that's a strange analogy for me to make, but I truly believe it.
Life gives you so much information and emotions almost constantly, much like we give our computers. We bombard them with internet searches, photos, videos, e-mails, music, etc... You have to clean it up now and then, reset it. We aren't so different.
You have to get away from all the crap that's bogging you down, slowing you up, causing you to "quit unexpectedly." You have to find a way to turn off and try again, better, less weighed down.
Tomorrow is river therapy day and I couldn't be more ready for it.
Jacob is a fly fishing guide with a passion for conservation and brook trout. He is an accomplished rod builder and restorationist.
Jillian is an outdoor photographer and blogger, using her voice for Public Lands and Cold Water Conservation. She specializes in trying to out fish jacob whenever she puts the camera down.