Synopsis of the show:
In this episode Emily Anderson shares an adventure that was more than she bargained for as she relies on friends to bring her to safety.
[00:01:20] – First backpacking trip adventures
[00:02:56] – One top of the world, the greater the risk the bigger the reward
[00:04:00] – One more swing!
[00:05:06] – The Cringe
[00:06:56] – The storm the beastly hike
[00:08:19] – A Positive X-Ray
[00:12:43] – A thought about this unprecedented time we find ourselves in [March 2020]
[00:14:05] – A call to vulnerability
[00:16:02] – The Learning cycle
Quotes from the show:
“I could have done this trip and been completely safe and not done any of the adventurous things (not gone swimming, gone off the rope swing, climb the boulder, etc.). But if I wouldn’t have chosen to those risks then I wouldn’t have been able to experience the highs.” [00:09:46}
“It is interesting how the disastrous events seem to create the memories and to some extent have the ability to look back on them and laugh and have a good memory experience with them” [00:11:14]
“One sees great things from the valley, but only small things from the peak” – G.K. Chesterton [00:11:31]
“At this point it is essential to rely on one another and to think of others and to think of way we can come together even if we are physically distanced” [00:12:46]
“Learning begins with a disturbance (similar to what our country is going through)… and that disturbance can throw you into this realm of chaos…our tendency is to flee the chaos…but our challenge is to learn how to wait it out…that is when deeper learning happens” [00:16:12]
Emily Anderson is the Activities and Guest Services Director at SpringHill. She has held this position since 2017 and has contributed to the development of activities both in staff training and in the completion of a new High Adventure element in April, 2019. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a BA in Psychology (’14) and completed a MA in Christian Formation and Outdoor Adventure Leadership through Wheaton College (’17). She is passionate about facilitating holistic learning experiences for young people to develop into mature, committed, compassionate leaders who are growing in deeper intimacy with Jesus. During her free time, she enjoys participating in CrossFit, listening to podcasts, playing music, enjoying the great outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She currently resides in Columbus, Indiana.
Eagle Rock Loop – Arkansas: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ouachita/recarea/?recid=10732
Ouachita National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita