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
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.
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
I've been thinking about what is truly at the heart of hospitality that speaks to my soul. It must go beyond setting tables, organizing weekend groups, and endless amounts of cleaning - right? Why is it that I chose to pursue hospitality for part of my college education? Why does creating beautiful spaces for people … Continue reading Why Serve? Getting to the Heart of Hospitality
This past month has been filled with more transitions than I ever could have imagined. It's been stretching my faith in incredible ways, and I'm so thankful for my community of friends and mentors that have been supporting me throughout these past few weeks. At the beginning of the month, my wonderful mom drove across … Continue reading Reflecting on April – 2018
One of my goals for 2016 was to blog at least once a month. Considering my last post was in April, I'd say that I firmly procrastinated against that one. Whoops.But this isn't a new New Years Resolution blog post. One more "new year, new me" post isn't necessary on an internet already flooded with … Continue reading This isn’t a New Years Resolution Blog Post