I am a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University, studying English Education. Born and raised in Ohio, I've always had an affinity for the outdoors, and love to hike, bike around, and drive with my windows down. Writing has always been a hobby, but recently it has turned into a passion and daily routine - whether that is in journaling or blogging. I hope one day to be able to pass the passion for writing, reading, and the outdoors on to my students.
The change of living like that is real. And I think it is important that it not be glossed over. Just as it was an adjustment to live in a national park all summer, it has been an adjustment to come home.
My testimony of this summer is only one-sixth, and this summer would be five-sixths less amazing without the rest of the ministry team I get to work with. Here's to the team.
Time is as wondrous and fickle a thing as any I’ve ever encountered.
A fantastic thing has been happening on the mountain lately - it’s called “warmth.” And it melts snow. And we all like it a lot.
Weather here is, to put it lightly, fickle.
Life on the side of Mount Rainier has certainly been a steady stream. Literally. If it isn’t snowing, it’s raining. No rain? Then fog. No fog? Then warm enough weather to melt the massive amount of snow we still have here. So quite literally - Mount Rainier has been a steady stream.
When I was in 7th grade, I researched schools that would get me a degree to be a national park ranger. I was all about it.