The Struggle of my “Vacation”

You’re thinking…… vacation? Struggle? Those words don’t make sense together.

You’re right. My issue with my “little vacation” is that I have no motivation. 🙂

My time between jobs so far has been spent with family and now with my guy. Including lots of lying around, some crafts, some baking, having campfires, and playing around on social media. I created two new social media accounts; you can now follow me on Instagram and Vine. Why I thought I needed more ways to fool around on the internet, I have no idea. But hopefully at my next job it will be a way to share some more neat things with you guys!

I’ve kinda been having an identity crisis since leaving Yellowstone. Maybe I shouldn’t call it an identity crisis but I’ve been unsure with what I’m doing. Why do I have an online presence? Am I really doing what I hope for? When I don’t have a job I really don’t have much of a direction. However, I am blessed with friends, online and off, who are willing to gently push me back up.
I recently was interviewed for my hometown newspaper – Dream Chaser – Sturgis Journal
Let’s just pretend that you will forget my first and last name is listed on there….. for safety purposes. 😉

What also saved me this week was a message from The Life of Your Time, and I hope to share some of it with you.
“Please keep up the great work as an NPS ranger, steward of our public lands, and spokesperson for nature. If there’s anything the NPS needs now more than ever, it’s outgoing rangers who engage the public and preach the gospel of the wild. In spite of political battles in DC, state capitals, and other places of power and wealth, it’s the local park rangers that make our parks real and invaluable to most people.

There’s more…. but I’m keeping the rest just for me. Whenever I need a pick me up.

If you have any ideas, or recommendations of something you would like me to research or write about, just let me know!

I could use a little direction right now. 🙂

Thank you all for supporting me, following online, sending me words of encouragement, and just generally being really awesome people.

8 thoughts on “The Struggle of my “Vacation”

  1. Hi, Kaiti May.

    Glad to know you’ll be working at Mesa Verde this winter and during the spring. I’m hoping to be there sometime during that timeframe and look forward to meeting you. Also, Mr. Watson did a great job with his article on you. I enjoyed it immensely.

    What to do? You live in Stugis. Beautiful area around there. Hike, hike, hike. Oh, did I meant hiking? 🙂

    Nanny 🙂


  2. Didn’t realize you were a fellow Michigander. My sister taught at Sturgis High School in 03-04. With another Michigan winter approaching I’d be pushing hard for a slot at Dry Tortugas, Everglades, Biscayne, Saguaro, Big Bend, Guadalupe, Joshua Tree, or Channel Islands.

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  3. Hopefully you will continue your online presence because it is a way for the rest of us to get to know what it means to be a park ranger and to continuously enjoy the beauty and variety of the parks you work for. Like the message from “The Life of Your Time” said, “you are a spokesperson for nature.” Your words and photos will inspire countless others to value our resources and perhaps even become rangers. Even when you are not working as a ranger, your love for wild places needs to be heard. Good luck at Mesa Verde!


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