Thursday, April 30, 2009


My class field trip to Utah was pretty great.
On our first full day in Ogden we hiked a trail up to a peak on the Wasatch Mountain range.
It was the toughest hike I have ever done. I mean we were hiking on the freaking snow line! And as corny as it sounds when I reached the top of that peak every thing seemed clear. I had an epiphany, maybe several about my life.

I want to help protect the environment. I want to do everything I can to reasonable help out. I want to be outside for most of my life. I want be a part of nature. I want to help and teach kids about nature. On a personal level I want to be a nicer person. More caring and aware of the feelings of every person I hold dear.

I'm still not even sure what it all means yet. People keep telling me to be a park ranger. I'm not sure about that.

Monday, April 13, 2009

In the Future

So in my last year of high school we has this class called senior seminar. I don't know if this is a Washington state thing or a La Conner thing. But anyway, it was basically a class were you took personality tests and choose to two careers you would like to do in the future, do a job shadow, then present your "plan for the future" to a board of "community" members. I remember they made it seem very important, and now that a look back on it, like most things in high school it wasn't important at all.

So what I wish I said was that I think I would reach my highest potential in a post-apocalyptic America. Whether it be Skynet, google, zombies, cannibals, Russians, robots, aliens what have you.
This would be my time to shine! Then I would say my backup plan was to be a teacher.