I hate goodbyes.

For the past two years now I haven’t spent more than 4 months at a time in the same location. I have been alternating between school in Pennsylvania, my co-op in West Virginia, study abroad in India, and now my internship in Alabama. Each time I move I have to say goodbye all over again…

To My Past Self,

To My Past Self, Deciding to apply for the Leadership in the Himalayas program was by far the best decision you could have made. The stress you felt while filling out the application was worth it. The time you spent preparing your body was worth it. The leap you took to go to India was…

To The Snow Peaked Mountains,

To The Snow Peaked Mountains, I enjoyed the time I had watching the clouds themselves stepping over you. In all your glory, I couldn’t take my eyes off you. No picture can do you justice, but I will share one anyways. In the beginning of our trek I started off by summarizing the events of…

To the rhododendron tree,

To the rhododendron tree, You remind me of home, for in my yard I have another species of rhododendron. While she is a bush you are more of tree. Did you know there are over 1,000 species of rhododendron in the world? It is crazy to believe. Regardless, it is nice to see something so…

To all the Spiders who live in showers,

To all the Spiders who live in showers, Since being at the Hanifl Center two of my peers have spotted your kind, which has ended in a fatality. I must say it was a sad day for shower spiders everywhere. I understand you help minimize the number of other bugs that like to live in…

To The Dying Flower,

To The Dying Flower, I can’t save you. I simple don’t know how. I feel guilty and angry. All I can do is watch and let time pass as you wilt away. Please hear me when I say, I will do better next time. For tomorrow and the rest of my days I will come…

Dear Mountain (?) Side View

Dear Mountain (?) Side View, You are quite beautiful. With your curvy roads and scattered homes. I wonder if I will be able to call you a mountain side view for much longer? Soon I will camp below the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas and I may see you as only a hill side…

April 21st, 2019

Dear Apple Tree, I wonder what you will see when you finally open your eyes this spring. Will you see all the times I smiled? I suppose that’s too silly of a notion, for a tree to see without her leaves. My fall semester ended well enough. I received three As and three Bs, which…

Meet the Pitt Bloggers for Leadership in the Himalayas

Leadership in the Himalayas Overview Leadership skills are among the most highly sought transferrable skills that you will utilize in your professional life. Developing your leadership style is also a very personal experience that can’t be taught in the classroom. Leadership Development in the Himalayas gives you the opportunity to go beyond leadership theory and…