The spring semester is quickly coming to a close. Between final exams, spending time with family, and turkey hunting it will be a blink of an eye before my childhood friend and I go on our greatest adventure and hop on an airplane to “The Last Frontier”. This will be my second summer up in Sitka, Alaska. Leaving Minnesota for 3 months definitely has its downs. 3 months of 90-100 hours of work per week grows long and I miss the cabin life, my family, my friends, and those special to me. In contrast, I’m young and this is the time to be crazy and do things, like this, that I will remember for the rest of my life. Despite last summer being, weather-wise, “the worst summer I have seen in many many years” according to the co-owner of the family-owned company I work for, it was nothing short of a dream and I get more and more excited as the day gets closer. Last summer, there were 10 of us guys in a 3 bedroom house right on the dock where we busted our ass day in and day out. Working and living with that group has impacted my life in more positive ways than I have time to explain in one blog post. It was sad to hear some of you will not be back this summer. However, I look forward to befriending the new young bucks that will, hopefully, take as much out of their first year as I did mine.
A special thank you goes out to my friends and family who continue to support me through all of my crazy ideas and adventures. Y’all are the best.