Wherever this note finds you, I hope that you’ll rally in taking on the last few weeks of summer. Go after them with the fury and enthusiasm that you did in the first weeks when the trails were first starting to clear, or the water was just bearable enough to jump in. Knock off those bucket list items before the leaves fall and the snows fly. Tackle that backpacking trip, the camping trip, or the one giant hike that you’ve been talking or thinking about all summer.
If you’re currently or have previously worked a seasonal job in a beautiful place (as we hope you all have or will), chances are you’ve participated in a timeless rite of the seasonal work experience: Trail Talk – folks coming back from their weekend and recounting the exploits from their days off. The stories are as colorful and varied as the personalities that retell them.
A Job In A Great Place is so much more than a Job. You’ll come away with your own unique cast of characters, bonded by experience and time and place. And your very own chapters will be written and shared for years to come.
And therein lies the lesson time has to teach us. Be grateful for all of your moments soaking up the joy and sorrow of life, the time witnessing the world’s beauty as well as the time enduring its hardships. They are all precious, and they are precious because they don’t last forever.
We live in a fast-paced world filled with an increasing number of distractions, diversions, and priorities that can so easily pull us away from being grateful – or even aware of – the many gifts that surround us every day.
An experience today grows to be a story tomorrow and a memory in the years to come. Our time is our most valuable and finite resource. Invest it wisely!
Focus more on the Great Place that brings us together instead of things that drive us apart.
This is a season change that always fills me with creative energy and excitement. When I sit still and breathe, I can feel that energy moving through my veins like the water that now starts to resurface and flow in our washes from it’s winter depths. It is most certainly a season when nature comes to life in all her glory.
Our lives are all full of successes and failures, perfect timing, failed attempts, and missed opportunities, and sometimes I wonder if life isn’t a more complicated version of floating in the surf searching for and manifesting that next great wave.