I got a job!
Working seasonal jobs essentially feels like you are perpetually jobless. Even when you have a job, you are looking for the next one. A month ago I started looking for jobs, and I actually found one rather quickly.
This summer I will be working in Montana, outside of Glacier National Park as a camp concierge at Under Canvas Glacier!
I am so absolutely excited to begin working in the hospitality industry. Especially consider this job is 99% outdoors. I am so excited to share my love of travel and the outdoors with our customers.
As always, follow along for updates!
While I'm sure no one would disagree, I didn't think I would find it this difficult. I am much more of a "here let me do it" type of person and that is not the personality you need to be a teacher.
That being said, I love my job. I get to spend every day (rain or shine or sleet or snow or hurricane) outdoors. I get to hang out with some fifth graders that are usually pretty dang funny, and I don't have to pay rent (adulting win)
All in all, my job is awesome, it's just not for me. And that's ok, knowing what you don't want to do is just as (if not more) important than knowing what you do want to do.
And now It's that time of year, job hunting season, and I have found a few things that look pretty cool. Although it is time to look, it is not quite time to decide. I will have to wait until probably March to figure out where I am working for the summer. But that's sort of the appeal of living like this. I like the not knowing as much as I like the planning.
I'm definitely never bored that's for sure.
Now, a list of things I know.
So when I got here I was so overwhelmed by living in nature that for the first month and a half I was here I didn't open my laptop once. I've decided to tune back in and make this a little scrapbook of my time working at Mass Audubon. I wouldn't say that this has been my favorite job ever, but it definitely afforded me opportunities that I wouldn't have otherwise had.
I live here with 7 other girls in my house, and 10 more people in the house next door. It has been a really amazing community and we have been lucky to all get along really well. We only have one more week before some of the roommates go back to college, then two more weeks after that before we all part ways.
I am a photographer at heart, and as much as I try to write, my thoughts just flow better in photo form. So here is to more adventures and more photos.
I finally convinced my dad that spending a few days building a sleeping platform in my car would not only be fun, but would be a really cool and useful thing.
And let me tell you, I was right.
I am super excited to take this thing camping, and to get all my gear set up in the storage area. My goal is to always be prepared for an adventure.
The whole process took two full days. Especially considering we had to make 3 separate trips to Menards for bolts. Overall things went smoothly, there were no big mishaps and everything fit together perfectly.
If you want to know anything about the build message me! I am by no means an expert and this isn't the most beautiful thing in the world but it works great and it fits my car perfectly!
This month I found out that I got a job working as a day camp instructor and lifeguard at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Needless to say, I'm pumped.
As an organizer and habitual packer I have already started the process of organizing my stuff and making packing lists.
I wanted to bring you all along on my journey. Watch is semi-real time as I plan, prepare, and pack all my belongings into 2 suitcases and make my way from Iowa to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Welcome friends, I hope you enjoy the journey!