Day Thirty-Six: First of Last

Reviewing Dislos

I was hoping to have a more profound post and more interesting picture. I was hoping for cheesy even: With my backpack on and brown sack lunch in hand walking towards campus.

This is my quick reference field guide to wilderness medicine I got after attaining my Wilderness First Responder certification over the winter term. I can save lives….Be afraid.

Today was stressful because of the all the nervous energy that was zipping through the lab all day long. New students and upperclassmen were whizzing around the lab printing off reams and reams of documents.

I replaced toner, went through at least five boxes (six reams a piece) of paper, broke down boxes for recycling, directed students to class, looked up numerous user names and answered the questions of two lab consultants. I did double time because I was helping a new consultant learn the ropes.

One positive thing I can say about today was that I had my high strung dry run. I got horrid sleep last night and because of the busy day I am now appropriately tired for a full night’s sleep and an exciting high ropes challenge day tomorrow.

A positive thing about this evening was that I got a surprise phone call from my Ten Twin out in San Fran. She is doing well and she let me vent about my stressors and soothed my nerves about the days ahead.

Although today was just another day on campus this is the first day of my last semester here. Graduation is closer than I think, internship opportunities are around the bend and a step towards a career is hiding right behind that internship.

The challenges are overwhelming, yet so enticing.

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