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Today I Love Festivals

Reusable coffee can on my tailgate back of the bar stage
Reusable coffee cups rule!

Today I love festivals, and I especially love my own Summerfolk Folk Festival. I love that, even though I love it so much, it is the last day of the festival and tomorrow we begin tearing it down again for another year. I love that it is three days long, long enough to see a lot of stuff, hear a lot of music, meet up with a lot of friends, but not so long that I’m completely exhausted by the time it’s over. I love that tear down always takes less time then construction, it seems right that way. I love that this year I got to talk to so many people who I wouldn’t have gotten to talk with just because I had a digital recorder in my hand when I asked if I could speak with them. I love that I’m not a stalker with a digital recorder but am actually a media person getting content for the radio, ’cause if I were a stalker with a digital recorder that would be creepy and I don’t want to be creepy. I love that I’m wearing so many hats that there are almost no places I’m not allowed to¬† go here at Summerfolk.

Today I love that we got up early in the morning, ate a hasty but good breakfast, and hit the road for a four hour round trip to pick up a new to us kayak to fill up the fleet. I love that it is the same model as the one I already have so I can maybe have one here at home and one at the cottage in the summer, or we can run it to the cottage and have enough kayaks for us and guests. I love that though it is the same model there are some differences like the color and the way the skeg works and I may try to modify one to match the other because I can see how things work differently from one to the other. I love that we love kayaking even if I’m not in good enough shape to go paddling for hours.

Today I love that there isn’t a single plastic throw-away bottle of water on site here at the festival except for the odd one that was brought by festival goers and that they are refilling as they need to from the water filling stations that we have here at the park. I love that this transition happened over several years and started with the water refilling stations being available and has now become reality.

Today I love drinking coffee from my refillable coffee can here at the festival.

Today I Love Festivals

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love Festivals. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 14, 2020, from


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