The fire licked the wood, causing the sap to pop and mix with the flying embers. Julie Anders sat in her camping chair enjoying the scene. Watching the fire helped her to relax. It was the lone reason she had a fire pit built in her back yard a year earlier after she was released from the hospital.
The doctors told her finding an outlet for her stress and anxiety would be a big step in fixing her health. It wasn’t perfect, but it helped more than burning down her neighbor’s house years ago had. Less screaming was always welcomed.