First of all, I just wanted to (again) thank every single reader who donated money to the Relay for Life team that I created to honor my mom who passed away in February. Every single penny counted and (as you’ll see later) it helped the team do amazingly well.
All in all, it was an amazing experience. The problem was that I was just so darned focused on making everything turn out “perfect” that I forgot to allow myself the opportunity to have fun and take in everything.
I got there and immediately felt overwhelmed. I felt as if I was the one that had to make sure our team was going to have a great night. The first step was the tent…which wasn’t working out very well. The first tent was a bust and was practically guaranteed to blow away.
Thankfully, my cousin’s husband offered up use of his, so at least we had a tent for the evening.
I ended up making three trips back and forth to the campsite and my dad’s house. I made other trips to other spots and yet I STILL found a way to forget a TON of things. Looking back, it was simply a lesson learned but at the time it only added to my stress levels.
I could go on and on, but let’s just say the first 5 hours of this thing was NOT fun for me for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, I ended up snapping out of it and making the most of the situation.
So here is the rest of my Relay for Life experience in pictures…
And no word of lie, he ended the night with these three songs:
So at the end of the night it had been freezing cold, wet, and generally miserable conditions most of the time. But you know what? It was absolutely a learning experience and one I’ll never, ever forget.