I used to sit on the end of the dock with my dog, Buddy. I remember the lush evergreens on the mountains and wind so fresh I wish I could bottle it and take it with me everywhere I go to breathe it when I need comforting. All the while I had Buddy by my side looking at me with her big brown eyes that made me feel everything was going to be okay.
I dreamt on that lake. Dreamt big, big dreams. I dreamt about my life, about my future and all I wanted to do and be.
A few months ago, while filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, I got the opportunity to visit Bellingham. I don't have my dog Buddy anymore, but I did bring my new best buddy with me, my husband Chad. I said, "Come on, let's do what I did as a kid!" He knew all about my days dreaming on that dock, so first we rented bikes and rode around the lake to get nice and hot. (It was early summer, but the water didn't seem to know that yet.)