A little but of editing...barn swallow in Jamestown, Rhode Island
So...I found myself under a clam shack of sorts, ankle deep in seawater in a marsh with the tide coming in, taking photos of barn swallows that kept going beneath the building that was up on pilings..this was after several in flight shots of them swooping hither thither and yon about the marsh without anything of quality close up. I'll post the original too. They never sit down, so it was nice to see a few perched.
Dying a little bit because kids are gross, BUT the fresh air today was amazing.
More of this glorious day 💚
2nd image of the Arethusa Fall, I was trying to include this as well on the last post but the aspect ratio crop it so I decided to make it a 2nd post. Hope everyone enjoying their weekend! I just got back from #screwaugerfalls in #maine so hopefully get more image to post. 😀
Today, unedited 💙
Five years ago today I graduated from @occidentalcollege with little idea of what I wanted to do with my life; all I knew was that I wanted to use my education to help people and if I was lucky, somehow get to work with kids.
WELL, exactly five years later, I am excited to announce that I will OFFICIALLY be pursuing my MBA (with an emphasis in Leadership + Nonprofit Management) at the McCallum Graduate School of Business at @bentleyu starting this fall!
Needless to say, this process has not always been an easy one. I definitely would not be here were it not for the unwavering support of angel coworkers and supervisors; pals near and far who read admissions essay draft after draft; and a saint of a mother who never ignores a frantic phone call, no matter the time. Frankly, just about anyone who has patiently listened to me complain over the last five months. I am so beyond humbled and grateful for each and every one of you.
Ultimately, I chose Bentley for what I felt was its strong emphasis in service, mentorship, and filling the world with more diverse, empathetic, and emotionally intelligent business/organizational leaders. Not to mention, an incoming class of nearly 50% women, and an Insta that shares pictures of dogs at least every 5-10 posts lol. Long term, it is my hope to use this degree to run my own charter school because working with kids is the dang best and once you start there’s really no going back.
Last September, I lost my biggest cheerleader. My best friend. My Grammy. For months I was lost, falling deeper into this rut I had no idea how to climb out of. I forgot that I could do hard things. Until one fateful day in December when I was shaken back into reality.
Every morning after that I would look at my reflection in the mirror and say: ‘you are worthy and capable.’ ‘You can do big things.’ Just like Grammy used to tell me. Then I took on the biggest thing I have ever done - I decided to get my fucking MBA. And somehow, along the way, I have become the happiest I happiest I have ever been.
So while at the end of the day I am getting this degree for me, Grammy, I am absolutely doing it for you too 💙🦅
In our upcoming print issue, we’ll be outlining a few fun east coast trips to embark on this summer. New England is full of beautiful historic lighthouses, and this one is one of our favorites.
Near the very tip of Cape Cod, Wood End Lighthouse is now an unmanned light that sounds a horn to alert for fog. This 1872 remote light can only be accessed by a long hike.
If you go, you’re sure to have lots of time to bond with whoever you brought with you or meet new people who just came for the same experience. It is an experience of a lifetime that you just have to try!
Busy day taking my niece’s to their first waterfall.. So here’s one from earlier this week.. #waterfall #longexposure
📍Salisbury Plains Burying Ground
Another number one day for the books with the best! 💙
Quick stopover at Beavertail today on our way home from Newport
Today was a beautiful day for a kite festival
Shoulder piece for Catherine 💕
Don't let the moose fool you, this place has great ice cream.
Caught another decent sunset.
With so much talk over the years, let’s not forget how beautiful our flag is on a rainy night. Photo Credit 📷 Me)