"Some days you'll need a cup of coffee and an open Bible, and you'll need to get a refill on both." - Sleeping at Last You know, some days are better than others. Some days feel positive and productive and full of life and joy. Some days are gray, so very gray, that you wonder … Continue reading Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 3
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
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
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. 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.
Spring in the Rockies has a certain state to it. The smell of damp ground (but not the same as wet, rich soil.) The crisp mountain air not quite touched by morning dew, but not as arid as usual, either. Brewing coffee from the Roastery and bread from Loback's. The alpenglow on the Collegiate Peaks. … Continue reading Reflecting on April – 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