I spent the past week in Yosemite with the baby and my Outdoor Adventurers from EPAPA. It was a magical week with some of my favorite people in one of my favorite places in the world. I have been wrestling with some heavy professional burdens and personal well-being and this trip brought some much needed healing and inspiration to my soul. Nature has the power to provide perspective and peace; it also removes the pretenses and barriers that separate people from each other and from themselves. I felt whole and full of life and joy again this week.
To Katie and my beloved students, thank you. You remind me what matters in life and you fill me with love. You were the village that helped to raise Carter this week and he couldn’t have been in better hands. You are my inspiration and my passion. I needed to be re-centered and you helped me gain such clarity. I love you and feel grateful to work with you. Here’s to many more adventures to come!