Independence is Power
“Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
- Joesph Campbell
The excitement of independence can make a place powerful. Personal responsibility and freedom create a independence for me that makes me love Chapoquoit Island. Riding my bike where ever and when ever I want, sailing by my self in the harbor, being with friends without parents around running to the beach on my skim board at sunset are just a few of the things that make me feel as grown up as I can feel as a fourteen year old kid. Of all of these things riding my bicycle makes me feel the most free. In the summer, my friends and I use bikes to get around everywhere around Chapoquoit. We use them, whether day or night, to go to the store, the beach club, each other’s houses or where ever we need to go. Being able to pedal off to the beach, whenever I want, without needing my parents help, fills my heart with freedom. When my friends and I text to meet at the bridge at tide and we all ride our bikes to meet there, we are able to jump off into the harbor as many times we wish. Independence is extremely important in learning some important lessons in life. Independence can also just give someone space to think. I only wish that Fall, Winter and Spring had the same level of independence imbedded in them as my summers at Chapoquoit do.