Looking back at the past, living in the present, and looking forward to the future!

January 14, 2013

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my short blog before I dive into another week of school, which I’m currently trying to get myself excited for! It’s been a short weekend, and I’m tired but there are a few things I’m looking forward to this week- Kent’s Hill SL race on wednesday… and maybe some earn your turns before I leave??? Maybe??? Senior Four Point Presentation on thursday with my mom, and as always, I’m looking forward to some good classes. Life is busy, but I’m trying to enjoy it the best I can.

So, as I’ve been preparing for my senior four point presentation, I’ve been getting pretty nostalgic. I’ve uploaded all of my photos, and I’ve been looking through them to gather my memories, and bring back anything I’ve forgotten. It puts a smile on my face no matter what, good memory or bad. This brought me to write this blog…

I looked at these photos, and I just wanted to go back. I’m sure you’ve all endured something of this sort, a memory that you just want to bring back. These pictures in particular really made me want to pack up and leave.

This is the first lean-to we stayed at. We had it all to ourselves, along with the full feeling of seclusion. A long day led up to it, and so we slept like rocks. Well worth it though!

This is the view from the lean-to at Lake Colden, Where we stayed at a campsite about 50 feet away. After a very successful trip, we settled in here and had some great conversations with some very nice people until the sun went down.

And finally, avalanche pass. If this isn’t the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, I don’t know where the most beautiful was. I was in awe of the beauty and ruggedness of the scene as we hiked towards lake colden. I’ve become quite attached to this particular place.

However, I also realized that I have to wrap my mind around school. I only have a few short weeks until a month long vacation, and I really need to hunker down and study hard. That’s where living in the present comes in. I believe that we should take every opportunity we get handed with a smile, but also need to enjoy the little things. A joke cracked in class, a spectacular novel you are reading for english- if you can’t enjoy it, what can you?

And finally, the future. I wanted to share this picture. Every morning when I drive to school, I see this scene.

If you look into the far background, you can see a brightly lit Mt. Washington. I hope at some point this year I’ll get to ski this goliath of a mountain, the biggest mountain in the east.

So anyways, I hope everyone has as visible a goal as I do. It might seem far away, but I know it’s well within reach. I’m going to make it happen, and just thinking about it puts a smile on my face.

 

I hope everyone has a great week, and finds some time to smile and laugh!

-John

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