Two years with these crazy kids. Couldn’t be more thankful for this experience and all of the people I’ve had the pleasure to meet.
Happy belated 4th from Denver!
Climbed my first 14er! (Mountain over 14,000 ft, to those non-Coloradans). Mt. Bierstadt proved to be a wonderful challenge, a bit chilly, but provided lovely views and a great sense of accomplishment!
Onto the next one!
Worked on Mount Bierstadt doing trail work last week with a local team. Great way to get out of the office!
Spent the day turning 200 tons of sand into a whole lot of pallets of sandbags! Great way to get out and get dirty. And of course help prevent flooding in the Colorado area.
If these photos don’t describe it, I had a wonderful weekend in one of the most beautiful places I’ve been, with the best company. Life is grand. And was reminded again how much I’ll miss the mountains and all that Colorado has to offer.
Great weekend full of adventures and wonderful friends.
Well, it’s hard to believe but I witnessed my final Americorps NCCC deployment day yesterday as teams rolled out for their fourth and final projects of the year.
Everyone arrived back in Denver about a week ago for transition week. I must admit I was happy to be back in Denver with my fellow Team Leaders, and excited about the next few months of working in the office, having a solid schedule, and being able to take advantage of living in Colorado in the summertime. That being said, I do miss having a team at times. I was very lucky to have an amazing shuffle team in Arizona, who worked hard, had fun, and were always up for an adventure. It was an amazing opportunity to explore a new part of the country and to spend time with 8 very wonderful people.
With the start of 4th round comes excitement, apprehension, and a whole lot of new possibilities…and the end of two wonderful years in AmeriCorps. Although I’ll still enjoy the last few months, I’m ready (and I think my fellow second year members are as well) for something new. AmeriCorps has given me more than I can describe, and I’m grateful for that. But right now I’m ready to finish the year strong, relish in it as much as I can, and plan for a new adventure that awaits me.
Gonna miss these Arizona skies.
The past week: backyard horses, trivia champions, building stairs, digging, and scenic views. Enjoying what Dewey, AZ and the Lonesome Valley Wranglers 4H has to offer.
A few more days here and then it’s back to Denver to start 4th round and my last 2 months with Americorps! Time is truly flying.