I just finished instructing an awesome outward bound course with 9 awesome young adults and a great co-instructor. I had 22 days to hike and paddle the mountains and lakes of Maine and while I felt really present in my time out there, I did spend some time thinking about my next expedition.
We spent some time talking about the history of Outward Bound – and how Kurt Hahn wanted to created a school that helped people realize their potential through challenge, both physically and mentally. He believed that through adversity we learn what we were made of.
The name Outward Bound comes from the term used for ships heading out of the safety of their harbor into unknown waters.
I think that I am outward bound.