Facing Fear while Rafting on the Youghiogheny River


“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” ― Seneca If someone had told me that I’d be rafting in one of the most dangerous rivers in Pennsylvania in January, I don’t know that I would’ve believed them. I created a vision board at the beginning of this year with…

Five skills I learned while training to be a Whitewater Rafting Guide


This experience has helped me to relax, calm down, and just breath. Because there’s nothing like floating along and seeing waves as fun. The first few times I looked at those waves, I was terrified. I thought I’d surely fall out of this kayak and then never get back in and have to ask for help.  But that didn’t happen. In fact, I was surprised at how forgiving the kayak was, and at myself, for doing this. I was kayaking in whitewater!