Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Yes, I will spend unnecessary amounts of time talking about New Hampshire and Bear Brook for the next two months.
In every conversation I will find some way to talk about a memory from New Hampshire.
I will constantly rave about sweet potatoes, feta cheese, eggplant, and not flushing the toilet.
I will complain about not having enough vegetables and spend all my free time trying to find a particular brand of veggie sausages at the grocery store.
I will say, "I miss New Hampshire" at least 10 times an hour.
I will reference people you don't know acting like you should know who I am talking about.
But I will be home. For a while. Even though it's a little scary, I can't tell you how good it feels to have a plan. Even if it's not a real job and it's only temporary. I have somewhere to go and it's a place I always dreamed of living in ever since I saw Sara Plain and Tall and she talked about Maine.
I didn't cry during the recognition ceremony. I didn't cry during the sharing meeting. I didn't cry on the last night when everyone else was drunkenly sharing their inner most feelings.
I did cry on the last night when I was walking back to my cabin. I did cry as I was driving out of Bear Brook for the last time. I did cry when I realized I don't know when I am going to see Jessica again.
And then I drove, and drove, and drove, and drove. Like the pioneer children with horse power.
I have a million cheesy and cliche things I want to say right now. How I will never be the same, how this experienced changed me and helped me grow, how I will never forget my 10 months at Bear Brook state park.
But the truth is, now matter how much I will miss the people I met there and some of the things I had there, I was ready for the end. I was ready for the next step. This was a chance to figure out who I am and how I want to live. Dale Penny said that this was the FIRST step. The second step is to live our lives using the things that we learned. I can't wait to start living my life as ME. As the person I am now.
This version of me is not completely new. She is the same in many ways. She still quote Willow and Clue. She is still a complete dork. She will still kick peoples butt at Guitar Hero (it's like riding a bike, yo!). But she will now know what's it's like to live as an adult and make choices for more than just herself. She will know that she can't pretend to know what she is talking about. She knows that it's just best to be honest.
I have said this many times, but I have learned more about myself in these past 10 months than I have in all my previous years combined (that is not literal, just a way of expressing how I feel. In case you were wondering).
I'm going to finish now by saying that change is weird and scary and exciting.
Bring it on, life.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The following is what my supervisor, mentor, and friend-Marlee-said about me tonight at the recognition ceremony. As you read, imagine my face with a huge smile, just a bit red from laughing, and a mixture of embarrassment and happiness.
"If you’re interested in finding the best French Onion Soup in Merrimack county, Sarah Lambson is the person to talk to. Same goes if you’d like to understand the finer points of how the Harry Potter and Twilight series compare, or the pros and cons of having on of those giant blow-up Christmas ornaments on your lawn. Sarah is a critical thinker who seems to have thought carefully about just about everything there is to think about in our day to day lives.
I told Marlee that I was so touched with what she had said, that I wanted to cherish it forever. So she gave me the paper that had what she had said about me written out.
I told myself that I wouldn't focus on lasts (even though this is my last blog entry written as a member of the SCA NH corps). So I won't.
I will however mention how inspiring the speech Dale Penny (CEO of the SCA) gave was. He got emotional towards the end and you all know how emotional I get when someone I don't expect to cry, cries. It's not a pretty sight. It was weird, because I really wanted him to say "in the name of Jesus Christ, amen". He spoke a lot of how this wasn't an ending but the beginning of the life I lead using the things I learned from this experience.
It was a long ceremony and the benches were hard, but the food was amazing even though it was from a vegan restaurant. Sushi? Yes, please. Focaccia? Gimme! And those were just the appetizers.
I really want to reflect a little more, but I actually have MORE WORK to do before I leave tomorrow and everyone in the lodge is pressuring me to join the fun. So I gotta go.
I cannot believe this is over.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
The MCC Environmental Educator will employ his/her knowledge, skill, and experience to provide professional coordination of the education program at
Typical tasks within the project include:
· work with the supervisor to develop and implement:
· Goals for the various components of Merryspring’s educational programs, publications, collections, and merchandise
· Capital budgets for MNC educational equipment, material, and spatial needs
· Educational funding sources
· An annual educational schedule including year-round, age-appropriate programming for children and school groups as well as weekly educational programs, lectures, classes, and workshops for adults
· Education-related publicity
· A volunteer corps to assist in educational programming
8. I AM coming home for the rest of October and I will stay home for November and December. Just in time for the HOLIDAYS!
9. I will be attending the Rockland Branch in Rockland, Maine. I've never been in a branch before. Hm.
10. Yes, you may all come and visit me. I encourage and welcome it.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Step 2. Right from that go on and hour hike looking for Indian cucumber room and get hands dirty from digging it all up (also find 50 partridge berries)
Step 3. Immediately after that scarf down lunch and head to a tiny town in New Hampshire called New Boston. Get a little lost on the way.
Step 4. Proceed to present for an hour and 1/2 to 35 children 2nd-5th grade. They won't really listen to you, but that's okay. Just keep clapping.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
You can pray for answers. You can be sure that you will receive one. And you can go through the steps.
But no matter how much you prepare yourself for the answer, no matter how much you say that you will go where He wants you to go, it doesn't always make you ready for the revelation to "Wait."
It's not an easy command to follow when life is speeding ahead and you're digging in your heels to try and slow it down.
And yet, there it is. Wait.
And so I will.
In other news, this is something that Juli shared with me that was hilarious and I feel I have to in turn share it to the rest of you people.
Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)
By Sarah Schmelling
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Horatio thinks he saw a ghost.
Hamlet thinks it's annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies.
The king thinks Hamlet's annoying.
Laertes thinks Ophelia can do better.
Hamlet's father is now a zombie.
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The king poked the queen.
The queen poked the king back.
Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends.
Marcellus is pretty sure something's rotten around here.
Hamlet became a fan of daggers.
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Polonius says Hamlet's crazy ... crazy in love!
Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Hamlet are now friends.
Hamlet wonders if he should continue to exist. Or not.
Hamlet thinks Ophelia might be happier in a convent.
Ophelia removed "moody princes" from her interests.
Hamlet posted an event: A Play That's Totally Fictional and In No Way About My Family
The king commented on Hamlet's play: "What is wrong with you?"
Polonius thinks this curtain looks like a good thing to hide behind.
Polonius is no longer online.
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Hamlet added England to the Places I've Been application.
The queen is worried about Ophelia.
Ophelia loves flowers. Flowers flowers flowers flowers flowers. Oh, look, a river.
Ophelia joined the group Maidens Who Don't Float.
Laertes wonders what the hell happened while he was gone.
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The king sent Hamlet a goblet of wine.
The queen likes wine!
The king likes ... oh crap.
The queen, the king, Laertes, and Hamlet are now zombies.
Horatio says well that was tragic.
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway, says yes, tragic. We'll take it from here.
Denmark is now Norwegian.
Friday, October 1, 2010
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