My first month in Yellowstone is coming to a close. I you want to see a recap of the month of May, watch my video compilation here. I suffer from a condition I like to call over-analysis paralysis. Some like to call it FOMO. If you don’t know what this is, it stands for “Fear … Continue reading You’re Burning the Candle at Both Ends – Yellowstone Week 3
It is easy to get drained quickly. It is easy to get caught up in your work and the chaos of your job. It is easy to run yourself into the ground for the sake of making money. Even though this is all easy, I have found that it is the least fulfilling way to operate.
It’s been a week since I arrived in Yellowstone. For those of you who don’t know, this summer I am living in Yellowstone National Park, working at Mammoth Hot Springs, and serving with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP); all of which you can read more about here. Going into this summer, I had plenty of expectations and nearly every one of them has been proven wrong. Let me explain.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about what I’m doing this summer and how I found this job. So, to answer a slew of questions at once, I’m condensing an explanation into a journal entry. Continue reading if you want to hear about one of the dopest summer jobs in existence.
Look out world, because things are changing. And the kids are at the wheel.
It’s been nearly six months since I boarded that plane to go to Chile. Six months since the wheels lifted off American soil and landed in a foreign country. Six months since I started an incredible semester-long adventure that would change my entire life.
It’s been three weeks since I left Chile. It’s taken me quite some time to process just how influential this trip has been on my life. I’m going to do my best and break it down for you. But I’m finding it difficult to begin to explain how many things I’ve learned on this trip. The life lessons are irreplaceable and some of the most valuable information I know.
The biggest trip planned for our semester abroad is undoubtedly Patagonia. It is saved for the very end of the semester and the nine-day-long trip is packed full of amazing activities. It would take ages for me to go into detail and explain every step of the trip so instead I’ll give you a highlight reel of this incredible excursion.
When we booked our trip to Easter Island, we knew we wouldn't have very much time there. Flights to and from the island only happen once a day and since we waited until we arrived in Chile to plan our trip, our choices were very limited. That being said, we certainly made the most of our 36 hours on the island and it was without a doubt the best day and a half of my life.
My last few posts have been few and far between. While I am sorry for that, there is definitely a reason behind it. These past couple of weeks have been non-stop and it's not going to be slowing down anytime soon. In the few off days we had before Easter Island, about half of our group took two day trips to Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, and Isla Negra. This is the saga of an exhausting yet rewarding 48 hours.