Thriving, not just surviving; yes, even in 7-degree weather!

I wrote this piece on behalf of the Berkshire Outdoor Center in 2013. The Berkshire Outdoor Center is one of four outstanding programs offered by Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. A wonderful place to enjoy nature, and discover the good things about life and yourself.

BERKSHIRE OUTDOOR CENTER

Today’s guest post is from Brenda Marsian, our very own Chief Development Officer. As a first-time Women’s Wellness Weekend attendee but a self-professed “non-outdoorsy person,” she graciously offered to share her experience with all of us. Thanks for choosing us over the spa, Brenda! 

I met my good friend Mary in 1989, during my junior year in college while we were both working at a large insurance company.  We were English majors at neighboring colleges getting a “real world experience” that turned out to be a two year sentence sharing a small cubicle, filing, collating, stuffing and running errands.  Mary was the silver lining to an otherwise gray and boring place.

Nearly a quarter century later, speckled with daffodil bridesmaid dresses, baby boys (one for each of us,) and husbands to boot, we remain friends and I feel fortunate to share her college friend Susan who has joined us on…

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