We ended up leaving Yosemite a day early because we didn't notice that the campsite we were staying at was reserved for that weekend. So, in short, we packed up in an hour and booked it out of there.
My boyfriend actually pointed out to me that I am a little different walking out of this endersession.
Actually entirely from ninth grade I am different. I think that it is important that you embrace your change and be a little selfish and work on yourself. I have started meditating every morning and reading and walking outside more I STOPPED BLOGGING (things I pretty much never do) and I don't know what stirred a change in me or when but I feel so much more at peace. Is it something to do with camping so frequently?? Is it because I'm moving across an ocean so suddenly? I don't know what, but leaving High Tech High I am not the same girl that walked into those doors four years ago. And I just think the most impoRtant thing I need to remember is that things change and people change and its when they are not changing (or growing) there is a problem.
I am so grateful for this opportunity and I don't think I would have done any of this with out those crazy boys and Brian and Jade to motivate me.
I hope kids next endersession get an opportunity to explore the world around them and themselves and to just sit in a few moments of reflection. I hope they are also given time to just figure out what they want to do with their lives or where they are going.