Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 2

I always remember college semesters passing by quickly, but the fact that in one month I'll be on my Christmas break from Wheaton/HoneyRock is absolutely ridiculous. Where has the time gone? My 24th birthday has come and gone. The "branches have traded their leaves for white sleeves" and the lakes are freezing over. The horses … Continue reading Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 2

Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 1

For the past year-plus, I've been writing Reflections posts on this site. Partly as an exercise in meeting my deadlines and writing honestly. Partly as an update to friends and family. Partly as a record for future Rebecca to remember these days of being slightly dazed and confused, living a life that's not always laid … Continue reading Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 1

Reflecting on Summer 2019

Every summer begins the same way - an overwhelming sense of excitement mixed with trepidation over how insanely busy summers tend to be. May, June, and July have been filled with early camp mornings, late wedding nights, and everything in between. This summer has been one of the best, even in the midst of sleep … Continue reading Reflecting on Summer 2019

Dear Summer Camp Staff. I see you, and you’ve got this.

Dear Summer Camp Staff. I see you. I've been you. Believe me, I understand what you're going through right now. I know that you're entering the mid-summer slump that plagues camps across the country. You've mastered staff training, you have a few weeks of camp under your belt, and the newness of camp has worn … Continue reading Dear Summer Camp Staff. I see you, and you’ve got this.

Reflecting on February – 2019

February came and went quickly. I'm tired of winter, especially when it's frigidly cold without snow. I'm preparing for my upcoming Australia trip and wrapping up details at work before I leave. It's a quiet month, and the world feels like it's in hibernation. Updates from Spring Canyon I realized during the last week of … Continue reading Reflecting on February – 2019

This is What I’m Meant to Do

Today, as I was scrolling through my "Facebook Memories," these photos came up. They brought back happy memories of days spent with the horses I know best and the friends that turned into family. They made me think of long nights spent with my fellow horse staff dreaming about our futures and laughing about the … Continue reading This is What I’m Meant to Do