Posts Tagged ‘guide’

My Footprint on the World

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

We all leave a footprint on this earth, far and wide. What does yours look like? I know mine is an ever developing, intricate design of passion, love, and life. I hope to leave behind a mark of kindness, a mark of care, and a mark of effort. I have learned a lot of great lessons in my time at The College of St. Scholastica and in my study abroad program. I have learned to love the Earth more deeply through my involvement in Outdoor Pursuit and becoming a kayaking guide. I have learned to love the art of education thanks to my brilliant professors who have brought such passion, trust, and guidance into the classroom, sharing their wealth of knowledge and perspectives. I have discovered the path meant for me, and I have left behind the one that I thought was the / right / way, through the liberal arts requirements, which allowed me to open my mind and heart to other areas of study. I have learned to love the individuality of humanity and the specific people who surround me through the friendships and experiences I have pursued, especially in England. I have learned to accept myself as a writer and photographer, through the building of my skills and confidence in coursework and beyond. I am so grateful to The College of St. Scholastica. I am heading out into the world with much more than a college degree. I am leaving with a new perspective on my life and the world.

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Lake Superior Paddles

Friday, August 19th, 2016

One of my participants from the week-long scout sea kayaking trip I led through The College of St. Scholastica just shared all of his photos from the adventure. Rarely have I been captured in my element as a guide. Most of the pictures I have of myself on the water are posed, or I am at least aware of the camera’s presence; I was fully unaware of this shot being taken. At this time, we were traveling back to Red Cliff from a short paddle to some Lake Superior ship wrecks. My role in the paddle was the ‘sweep’ position, meaning I paddle at the end of our group, making sure everyone is accounted for, keeping up, and doing all right. I thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore [AINL], and I am very grateful to have some photographs to remember our journey and experience.

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Photography in Places

Monday, August 15th, 2016

I spent the last week traveling via sea kayak in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore [AINL]. Through my time and education at The College of St. Scholastica, I have gained the skills needed to lead these kinds of trips and the ability to capture the special moments, places, and things I discover along the way. There is a lighthouse on Sand Island in the AINL that holds tremendous history and beauty. In all the times I have visited over the past couple of years, I have never had a camera along to capture the shapes and spaces that occupy the lighthouse’s center. This past week, I had my new, waterproof camera with me and made sure to stop and photograph it’s inner beauty, unique structure, and shapes.

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