Before leaving camp for the day we talked about habits, competence, style, and life outside of our comfort zone.
Today was a day of deep conversations. I was told that initially I was “hard to read,” which came as no surprise. It’s not the first time I’ve heard that, and I think it has something to do with having been a lawyer. The whole idea that you don’t want ’em to see you sweat.Read More
The trip became just as much a journey inward as it was a trek through the wilderness. Separated from technology, I found myself contemplating My Self.Read More
The substance of our course has been astonishing. We’ve covered so many different topics, in such a dynamic environment. We’ve been able to tease lessons out of the day’s events, blending the day’s experience with education. And that, I believe, is the magic of experiential education.Read More
I was the first one up after a full 8 hours of sleep. A parent of two children, I rarely get a full night’s sleep. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I waited for my tent-mates and the rest of our crew to wake, and looked up at the mountains that would be our home for the next 10 days, reveling in the peaceful tranquility of the forest.Read More
I woke at 6 a.m. after a night spent tossing and turning. Nervous, I guess, about what was to come. Was it guilt about leaving my family for a week? Self-doubt? Just plain excitement? I’m still not sure. But I didn’t sleep well.
I did my morning yoga routine in my hotel room, and dutifully reported to the hotel lobby at 7 a.m. where I met 7 of the people with whom I would be spending the next 10 days in wilderness.Read More