For many years I’ve dreamt of paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail across Upstate New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine. Several years ago I made a quick trip through the region and my commitment increased. Almost two years ago I began losing weight, planning and training for a trip to paddle the trail and study the birds of the region. In November I applied to for a Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship to fund the trip. Today I was informed that I will be funded for this trip. After years of dreaming and planning this trip is a reality.
I want to thank all those folks who believed in me and have supported this dream. There are many of you. Thanks!
So much more to plan and do. First, I’m going out to dinner with Julie to celebrate.