It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about myself, so here’s a brief update.
Since finishing my master’s thesis last December, I’ve been in northeast Ohio to live somewhere cheap while I get my life in order.
Along those lines, I’ve been continuing to work on “real” writing projects, instead of just blogging. In March I shared my first magazine article, and I have another piece coming out soon in a rapidly-growing environmental publication. Stay tuned for more information!
I’ve also promised that I’ll return to the Programme for Belize Archaeological Project (PfBAP) – the field school that I worked at in 2017 – next summer. I have every intention of writing an in-depth article about that school: chronicling the work being done there and exploring how so many people, from all walks of life, became involved in it.
Before I can have any hope of getting a major assignment like that, however, I’ll need to publish some smaller, archaeology-related articles. Fortunately, there are archaeological sites not far from my house, so I have options.
Regardless of what happens with the archaeology matters, I have an amazing trip to prepare for.
This July, I’ll be returning to one of my favorite places: 3 Seasons Camp/Camp 3 Saisons in Quebec, Canada.
I’ve previously written about my love for 3 Seasons Camp in this post. This remote fishing camp, located on the shores of Lake Kipawa and only accessible by boat, affected me like nowhere else when I first went there in 2007.
This past winter, the friends who introduced me to 3 Seasons Camp asked if I wanted to accompany them again – to which I readily agreed.
I would love to write an article about my upcoming trip. 3 Seasons Camp is an amazing place – run by the most wonderful, French-Canadian family – and more people need to know about it. Besides, this story would have everything: wild nature, engaging characters, adventure, friendship, and human-nature connection.
I won’t know the precise angle of this story until after the trip, but I suspect that the healing power of nature will be a central theme. While there will be elements of adventure in the article, it won’t be an adventure story per se. Rather, it’ll be more about reconnecting with oneself and one’s purpose by spending time in a magical place – which happens to be in the middle of nowhere.
If anyone has any idea of magazines that might be interested in the type of story I’ve described, please let me know! I have two publications in mind, but I’d welcome any recommendations!
So, for the rest of the Spring and Summer, I’ll be focused on working, growing my portfolio, getting sick every time I check my bank account, and preparing for my trip to Canada. I’ll do my best to keep you all informed of important events!
What about you? Do you have any exciting plans for the summer/winter (depending on which hemisphere you’re in)? Let me know in the comments section below!