Carve Your Own Path!

A throwback pumpkin carving at the Lake…

Admittedly, I enjoy a pumpkin spice latte along with a pillow case full of candy. But this week’s traditional pumpkin-related activities remind me of the importance of carving your own path.

I carved the above pumpkin some years ago. While it was a decent effort at representing the Chicago Bulls logo, it is noticeably flawed.

And I’m fine with that.

I remember sitting around the campfire at Pleasant Lake, WI, with my wife, kids and parents, and taking my sweet time at what I still believe was a solid effort. I’m no expert with the Pumpkin Masters kit, but this image is burned into my memory.

Although some of the lines are a bit crooked, I still have this story to share — only because I decided to carve.