The Real Deal

SMS T2 member Annie Pokorny sharing her thoughts on what we do

Annie at Altitude

“I was discovering that not all of the promises would be kept, that some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had all counted after all, every evasion and every procrastination, every mistake, every work, all of it.”
Joan Didion, Goodbye to All That, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 1976

I’m at the time in my life when my friends are beginning to consider their careers. They’re taking entry exams for grad school, applying to unpaid internships and scrambling to design the path that will lead them to their personal success. Theses, resumes, applications, interviews. Exams, contacts, signing bonuses, salaries. These are the tools they have accrued for their entry into the real world. 

I hear all the time, both at school and on the trail, what will happen and where we will go when we enter this world, one whose reality is somehow more dignified and…

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