Around this time one year ago, I was fixing to start my first year as a geology intern in Houston. I was so excited, but also very nervous. Turns out, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I made awesome friends, learned more than my last two years of undergrad combined, gained confidence in myself and a new love/appreciation for geology.
Did I mention that our company team won the Energy sand volleyball league? Best. Summer. Ever.
Around this time two years ago, I was packing my camping gear for the adventure of a lifetime—field camp. In order to get a BS in Geology, you have to go on a 6 week camping trip around the Western US (NM, UT, CO, TX…). It was mentally and physically exhausting. At one point we went a week without showers, and we spent every night sleeping on the ground in a tent. Believe it or not, I still consider some of my best nights sleeps to have been on field camp. I had a blast with my best friends and my (now) boyfriend. We all left feeling accomplished and confident. Second. Best. Summer. Ever.
Field camp ‘11 started today. Best of luck, guys! Hang in there!
It’s amazing what can happen in a year’s time. If everything goes as planned, 1 year from now-ish my life will be changing drastically as I leave school behind after 18 solid years. Oh ya.