Monthly Archives: March 2012

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wow has it been a while! so nearly 3 full months since a post on here, but good reasoning behind it all. much of my free time has been spent with friends new and old, school related functions and of course my almost 3 yr old. I currently wearily type from my lower bunk in the Sycamores Cabin. yes, I, the “indoor kid”, am at camp….and loving it. I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments and efforts I have put forth this week at Nature’s Classroom in Mukwonago. I think I surprised my student most by encouraging races up “suicide hill”, having them drag me to my bunk room and FULLY participating in ‘camouflage’ .  This indoor kid has a renewed sense of spirit and energy. I honestly never thought I would be CHOOSING to do the types of things I have. Not limited to: 3 hour trail hikes/RUNS; picking off ticks from myself AND others; chasing a dog through the marsh; playing poison darts, camouflage and froggie; scream running; solo night hikes in the dark with no flashlights; eating pine needles; scooping out Chlorella from the lake; creating sculptures from fallen branches covered in millipedes.

I have never run this much in my life. I really never considered myself much of any sort of athlete yet alone CHOOSE to run nor RACE children UP STEEP HILLS COVERED IN GRAVEL. I suppose i never give myself enough credit that i can do the things I want. Now knowing this, and seeing that there indeed is an adventurer inside of me, I just might be able to ACTUALLY camp and do Devil’s Lake again…possibly. I know damn well though that this teacher can hold her own with any Nature Retreat staff and there really is a crunchy hippy inside me…

 

i think im ready to move to utah..

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