By: Alumnus Will Gibbs, 10,000 Islands Canoeing Course 2017
I spent Valentine’s Day alone this year crying on a white sand beach in Florida watching the sun make its slow descent into the Gulf of Mexico.
It’s not as bad as it sounds though. Valentine’s Day happened to fall halfway through my seven-day Outward Bound course and I was on my “solo” (a structured time on course for rest and reflection. Nevertheless, there I was, alone on Valentine’s Day, feeling pleasantly surprised at how positive and uplifting this time alone was for me. I felt happy. I felt a renewed sense of purpose and I felt miles away from the person I was when I met Matt.