I've gotten really good at neglecting this blog... But if you're interested, check out my blog while I am abroad in Cusco, Peru! My girlfriends and I are sharing one at http://ysrwanderings.blogspot.com/
Summer 2012 is turning out to be quite the adventure. Starting with a much needed, calm week at home with my parents in Chattanooga, to 400 miles in 4 weeks on the Appalachian trail with Daystar, my older sister, and now summer camp! I am currently working at Camp ABC part of the Fresh Air Fund in NYC. I just finished my first session, which was an absolute blast! Its been a transition going from Camp Bob, the summer camp I worked at last year, to ABC - mainly because Camp Bob was a 5 day, co-ed camp and ABC is 12 day, all girls camp. Both are great, but in different ways. I feel like I am finally getting into the swing of things at camp - learning the fastest routes from my village, "Trails End," to the farm, dining hall and waterfront, that the vegetarian option at the dining hall is a good choice, campstead time really means naptime, how to build a quick campfire, face paint never comes off as fast as you want it to, and so forth. Overall, I am loving it. Just trying to treasure every moment because before I know it will be time to fly home.
On a side note, my friends and I have created a blog for while we are abroad around the world from our beloved Sewanee. A few have begun to post as they are preparing to depart from the states to their exotic locations. Feel free to follow us here.
Two weeks left of sophomore year... How terrifying? I have so much planned for the rest of 2012 - Hiking on the A.T, working at the Fresh Air Fund in NY, and studying abroad in Peru - and don't get me wrong, I am very excited. Its just unreal how fast this year went by. Where did the time go? I was so excited to move into Johnson and live with my best friends back in August, and next thing I know we are talking about cleaning up to move out. This year has been filled with so much good and so much growth. I joined a sorority, participated in new clubs, declared my majors, and gone on endless adventures.I don't want to let it go, but at the same time I know I have to.
With summer drawing near, I've thought about what I am getting myself into. Obviously, these are all things I am passionate about, but its going to be a whole new world way out of my comfort zone (love those camp terms). My senior quote in high school was, "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt. As I dive into the rest of 2012, this is exactly what I plan to do. Choose experience.