North Carolina will always be home to me. I love cats, though I don’t imitate them like some people. I always want a cheeseburger and a backrub. People getting left behind and loud chewing make me irritable. I do not disbelieve in fairies, and I am interested in learning about different individual and cultural perspectives on the value of nature.
After gleefully and warily escaping the world of formal education, I landed safely in Tucson, Arizona. So far I’m still really excited to get my hands dirty and do some serious work, but the real challenge and learning will be in getting to know some awesome people with significantly different points of view and various interests. While I’m excited about getting outdoors and basking in country music, when allowed, the best part of this experience has got to be the hardest. That is living and working with the same people for 8 months. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and jump.