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Intern Perspective: Finding happiness in those who surround you

Written by Trisha Seelig
Spring 2014 Program Intern

All of those present were in agreement; you just realize that we really don’t need as much as we have, even things as simple as taking an unnecessary amount of showers.

Sounds weird, gross, absurd, and bold, right? It’s enough to get you thinking. What if America doesn’t really know everything? What if we don’t do it best? What if we don’t have everything figured out? What if we’re wrong?

A Man Who Has Faced Many Mountains

Smashing his ice axe into the ground, he surveys the area. Recognizing the snow bridge, he’s quick to notice he’s in familiar territory. Simply, he’ll cross back over the way he came.

The North Face Grants $10,000 to Explore Austin

Each day may be a gift but when Explore Austin received a grant of $10,000 from The North Face, we truly had something to celebrate!

The North Face Explore Fund is a $250,000 grant-giving program committed to supporting non-profit, community organizations breaking down barriers to get youth outdoors and exploring their natural world. More information on the fund and the specific gift Explore Austin received can be read below.

My Mentors Taught Me That

Blog Archive from November 4, 2010

908 miles from home, 50 miles into a 65-mile mountain bike trip, 9 miles into a 14-mile uphill “grunt” of a day… it starts to rain. I am not a kid anymore. Playing in the rain isn’t fun like it used to be. Cold rain was never fun. Cold rain on burning quadriceps doesn’t “cool” them off. I was miserable. It was only a few moments, but those are the kind that last the longest.

Bus Driver...The Best Job Ever!

Blog Archive from April 4, 2011
 
If you could have any job in the world, regardless of money, what would it be?  Someone recently asked me that question.  My response… “I’d keep doing exactly what I’m doing now.”  Their response… “You mean you would be the CEO of a nonprofit?”.  My response… “No, I’d keep my job as a bus driver.”  Seeing the look of confusion on the person’s face, I eagerly explained why, in my opinion, the best job in the world (for me) is bus driver.  Specifically, the driver of the Explore Austin bus!

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