Tonight is our last night on the river. We were encouraged today to think about our values and reflect on our NOLS course up to this point. I feel that now would be a good chance to do some reflecting.
I love the outdoors. I love the city. I miss my family, my music, and I want to go to college. I’m not digging this river section too much, but it’s taught me some valuable lessons. I am ready to start climbing, and I’m always hungry out here. I don’t miss high school, but I miss a lot of people from it. I want to play shows and write songs. I want to go to dirty bars and play rock n roll. I’m growing more mature by the minute out here, and I’m worried it’s going too fast. I want to slow this experience down and take it all in, but I want my other life back. I’m lost, but I’m slowly finding myself. I want to call my family.
That is my stream of consciousness reflection. And it is very incomplete.