So the prospects for this summer are looking pretty fabulous. I’ll be married in June to the Astrophysicist, rock climbing in two weeks for our last GGC meeting and then working at Camp Wyoka as a volunteer. In September I finish my Outdoor Activity Leadership training! I am still working on my Red Pine Award but I am nearing half way there. I didn’t go hiking for a while so it put me back. Bought myself a new pair of hiking shoes and my camp shirt just in time because I just had my interview with the director of Wyoka and I’ll be leading a hike as well as doing a leadership skills retreat with some Ranger age girls. I’m also working on sewing my Camp Patch Jacket with all the badges and patches I’ve collected since rejoining GGC. Pictures of that upcoming! Since our regular meetings are ending, I will be available for Young Naturalists and Trail Maintenance to fill in my days.
This year has been sort of messed up for me. I went from having the ambition(which tbh still exists) of being an Archaeologist to being too poor to finish my degree and dealing with my inability to become employed in a new city 3000 km away from where I’d been living for four years. I’ve been hitting the quarterlife crisis way too hard…being a “grown-up” but not feeling like one at all. I decided to play up my strengths and push myself in ways I never thought possible(I’ve done a few scary things I never could have done in the past, due to having a mental disability) and it seems like my life trajectory is changing. I took a single online course for Naturalist Career Management which is going to become handy now since I am running a leadership camp in the wilderness.
In the flurry of it all, my other science blog has been a bit barren the past few months and I feel guilty…but I have no relevant development to add to it being that I currently can’t pursue Archaeology. At any rate, things are changing, and I have some future plans that didn’t really fit with my old ones…but summer is going to be good. I hope to have more than one award by the end of the summer and hopefully get some of my poor financial situation figured out.