05 Jun “When Nature Resumes Her Loveliness, The Human Soul Is Apt to Revive Also” -H. A. Jacobs
I would like to apologize in advance, this week’s blog will be brief. It has been a difficult time in our country. It is a time of frustration, pain, and activism. With the most recent events, I can not help but realize that NOW is the perfect time to stay motivated, fight for justice and spread diversity, inclusivity, and peace. I have come to realize and reflect on my journey. How grateful I am for getting the opportunity to work alongside the staff I work with. I have come to realize how every moment of my life has prepared me for the work I am doing with the National Park Service and its partners from the Chesapeake. It is rewarding to see how past experiences that I might have characterized as irrelevant or insignificant were not insignificant at all. All the pieces are falling into place. My heart is in the right place. My mind is in the right place. I am proud to say that I am exactly where I want to be in my career. Even though it is just the beginning and that times are difficult, I am so proud of what I have accomplished. I promise to keep you updated in next weeks blog about the amazing projects I am working on, but for the time being, I want to end this blog with a powerful message from one of my favorite books and if you have not already read it, do it now!
“There are no bonds so strong as those which are formed by suffering together.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl