The Last Supper and a Serenity Prayer

March 2, 2013

As you all probably know, one of the greatest rights of passage at Gould is the Junior 4 Point. 9 days of backpacking and winter camping in the Maine woods.

It’s my turn. Tomorrow, at 8 am, I will be departing into the woods with my still unknown group and our unknown leaders.

Leading up to today, I have been preparing mentally for this incredible experience. Yesterday, Nika (’14) and I went off the IGA and bought supplies for “The Last Supper” as I’ve started calling it. Tonight, on campus, Nika and I and a few other girls from our grade will be cooking up a fantastic meal to enjoy before we go out. I don’t think there is a better way to spend my last night before embarking on the journey.

As for the other part of the title, this is how I plan to get through the tough parts of the 9 days ahead of me. In the interest of being as secular as possible I have removed the “God”.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

I would be in the greatest stages of denial if I told myself that 4 point will be a breeze, I understand that, at times, it will be difficult. However, I’m determined to have the most fun possible, and repeat the Serenity Prayer when things get tough.


Wish the juniors good luck and pray to the Weather Gods it doesn’t rain,



See you on the other side, as Mr. Hedden says, “10 feet tall and bulletproof”.


One Response

  1. Avatar Nancy says:

    Have fun, Cathryn:) I’m sure you will!

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