Sh*t To Help You Show Up February 18, 2022
How I got to be the one I am
Do you ever reflect on how you got to be the one you are? I got a chance to do that this week.
I did a podcast interview earlier this week for another Substack newsletter, Cole’s Climb. The conversation was all about my experience attending and then working at a Quaker wilderness camp for fourteen straight summers in my youth, starting from when I was 9 years old until the summer I graduated from college when I was 22.
The camp experience was so impactful for me that I made sure my kids attended, even though we live in Upstate NY and middle Virginia is a haul. But it was absolutely worth it. As I’ve said here before, “I don’t know that I’ve successfully made Quakers out of them, but I have imprinted the land on them, which makes me glad. I think everyone should have land somewhere that sings to them like no other, and Appalachia sings my song.”