A Place full of Memories and Lessons Learned
Explore finished it’s first two months in the States and it was time to return to Prairie in Three Hills Alberta. So I left Camp Bighorn behind with all my memories and thoughts, and I realized that somewhere along the way I had felt something that I’d never felt towards any place before. I felt like I was home, like the people were my family and for some strange reason it was the most beautiful place I’d ever seen, a place I’d have to return to. For me Bighorn is a place full of memories and lessons learned. God was revealed to me in a way that only reading or learning facts about him never could measure up to. The things that I learned while I was there I am convinced will always stick with me.
I’m not saying that it was perfect. You are around people all the time, and sometimes it is hard to get away. People are troublesome; it’s a fact. Everyone has different views and perceptions of things and so you can’t avoid the clash that sometimes creates. Even if you love someone it doesn’t mean that sometimes they don’t vex you a tad. The thing that matters is how you deal with that. Do you care enough to go work through it? To express that you’re mad and hurt? Or are you apathetic? Do you walk away and let it build up in your heart? People can make or break things; they can lead you off the edge or push you to grow. One of the coolest things for me was being in an environment where there was a steep learning curve with people I was in very close community with. This enabled me to process the lessons I was learning, as well as apply what other people where learning to my own experiences. Those people helped me to push forward, they made me want to be better, and to me that is beautiful.
Alyne is a first year explore student. She enjoys kayaking and had an awesome time on this year’s mountaineering trip in the Cabinet Mountains.