Hello and Happy Friday!
More from the P-CREW field journal. This week we’ll hear from two of our crew members.
Django Lindner- in the black t-shirt- shares on what he has gained thus far in in his P-CREW experience. He writes, “Thus far in P-CREW I think I’ve gained plenty. I’ve gained a new outlook on nature as a higher power and an incredibly beautiful place. I’ve gained an appreciation for the little things, like cookies or a popsicle after a long week in the woods. Furthermore, I think P-CREW has helped me to gain a new-found appreciation for the stuff I usually take for granted. A mattress, a toilet, or even running water are all out of the question in P-CREW, and I’ve come to realize how lucky I am to have that, and more, accessible to me at home.”
Django will return to Berkeley High School as a Senior in the fall.
Bailey Grover writes, “In the small amount of time that I’ve been here at P-CREW, I have learned so much about nature, but also myself. Since very little electronics are used out here, I can’t distract myself, it’s just my thought and me. It’s kind of strange getting to know yourself in such an isolated place with people you basically just met. It’s also at the same time amazing since all the new friends you make show new side to yourself, whether they are good or bad. There are many exciting things to do at P-CREW, like swimming, rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking. I will say though, my feet are in so much pain, but my legs have never looked better.
There is a lot of work and responsibility that goes into joining P-CREW. It feels as if you need to be on you’re A game every moment, but that’s really not the case. Every day you need to try your best, and your best on one day won’t be the same as the next. P-CREW challenges not only your physical capability, but also your mental state. Since being here my mood changes from hyper, loud, fun, social, and overall happy to depressed, homesick, tired, irritable, and annoyed. It’s either I need to be surrounded by people or completely alone with my thoughts.
P-CREW is an experience I don’t regret in any way, but it is a challenging process that I think I really did need to go farther in my life.”
Bailey will return to Paradise High as a Junior in the fall.
Thank you for reading and we’ll see you again next week. Project Spotlight 2017!