07/16/19 - Summer Learning Voyage: Day Seven

Summer Learning Voyage: Day Seven

SUNY Maritime

Nina (aka Elyse)

Hey Boston fam,

This is Nina (aka Elyse). I think I can speak for everyone when I say we miss you guys.

Today is July 16th. We made it safely to New York and did a ropes course, but I don’t want to talk about that. I’d like to talk about my biggest challenge which led to my greatest resolve. My first day waking up on the Roseway was pouring rain. After the rain it was very foggy, and it looked like we were sailing into nothingness. My chest began to tighten up and I felt myself about to panic. In the middle of my panic I began to slow down and breathe, reminding myself that I am not the only owner of my thoughts, but they are extensions of the universe. So I was aware that my crew mates probably felt the same way. This thought made me so happy, I knew I wasn’t alone. Realizing this made me so much closer to all 25 crew mates. This has been my greatest triumph. Here is a small quote to remember: “I am because we are.” So fam continue to send your positive energy, we feel it.

Sincerely,

Nina aka Elyse