I’m grateful for those teachers who have taught me to think for myself, to be wildly independent, and to lean in when the situation becomes complicated - teachers who do not just face me with simple problems of math equations or reading comprehension, but with real life situations involving leadership, self awareness, judgement and decision making, and survival of nature’s elements. It is because of education that takes place outside of a classroom that I continue to live my life full of curiosity and a thirst for more, so thank you to all those wonderful educators who rarely get the praise they deserve.
Sorry for the overload, we had an epic last full day here, so I couldn’t stop myself from posting! We are driving 4.5hrs to Phoenix tomorrow and flying out at 11pm! Looking forward to warmer weather down there!
We went to Utah today for a few hours and climbed a badland in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument & this is a picture of a bathroom. It was awesome...but what isn’t awesome is that last month freaking Trump ordered that the monument's size be reduced by nearly 47% to 1,003,863 acres, with the remainder broken up into three separate areas, two of which border one another along the Paria River. Conservation, angling, hunting and outdoor recreation groups have filed suit to block any reduction in the monument, arguing that the president has no legal authority to materially shrink a national monument. #resist