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Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Priscilla

Hello Everyone! I'm Priscilla! I am studying English and Philosophy here at The College of Saint Rose. The people in my life are always my greatest inspiration, as well as source of motivation. I enjoy dabbling in various activities, involving myself in several clubs and organizations on campus. I love doing service work and volunteering in my free time. I will never be too old for coloring with crayons.

The Fruits of Our Labor

Hello There! There’s been plenty of activity since my last post and my return to Albany and Saint Rose. Recently, I along with twenty women from the college (twenty undergraduates and one staff member–Hi Mary!) headed to a community garden to volunteer our time for Reach Out Saint Rose. Reach Out Saint Rose is a day where Saint Rose students,…

Goodbye, Hello

It has been really difficult for me to sum up my experience in Juneau and at the city museum, perhaps with the exception of the word ‘magical’. However, I find that I am not too reluctant to leave because I have this overwhelming feeling that I am only saying, “See you later”. What makes this transition is that I will…

Alter the Ending

Once upon a time, an intern came to Juneau, Alaska to work at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The intern had such a great time that she decided to stay. Forever. Okay, maybe not forever. However, I did just tell a true story. The museum actually has a history of retaining its interns! Jodi, the current Curator of Collections & Exhibits was the…

Sail, Not Drift

Not many people may know, but I have an awful sense of direction and more often than not, I am horribly indecisive (I liked to think that I live by Yogi Berra’s “When you come to a fork in the road, take it”). I believe I changed my major three times (two of which were before my college career actually commenced) before I decided to pursue an English and Philosophy double major.

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” In my last post, I spoke briefly about growing as an individual, about getting out of my comfort zone to speak and to become acquainted with more people. As my time here in Juneau is starting to dwindle, I am starting to reflect more and more upon my experiences and where I hope to find myself down the road.

To be honest, there still isn’t a concrete answer. But, for so long, it felt as if I was being all too passive and indifferent. It was as if I always waited for opportunities to fall into my lap, for something to be handed to me. When I found out about the Project 70 opportunity to intern at the city museum in Juneau, Alaska, I couldn’t pass up the chance to at least put in an application. That was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I learned a lot about an application and interview process. I came to understand the agony of waiting, and became more patient. I can now say that I finally had my first job, and I loved every moment of it. I got to experience many, many new things. I discovered a city and a community that I absolutely adore.

I only have a vague idea about which direction I intend on heading, but I’m pretty determined to forge ahead when I figure it out.

Oh. And I was on a boat. (photos credit: Priscilla Ly)

I recently boarded a boat named ‘Adventure Bound’ that headed out to Tracy Arm to see the Sawyer Glaciers calve, an abundance of icebergs, beautiful waterfalls, and wildlife! This summer has truly been magical.

To Haines I Went!

Hello Again! I embarked on another new and exciting adventure recently! I took a ferry and traveled the Alaska Marine Highway to (you probably guessed it correctly) Haines! Haines is ninety sea miles north of Juneau, which was a 4.5 hours trip on the water one way. I certainly enjoyed the trip up to the unbelievably scenic Haines located on…