Practicums Reflection

863 Words 4 Pages
The practicums have definitely helped in some of the shaping towards the direction I think I would like to take in the diverse world of recreation. I experienced times where it became clear that there were certain professions I would and would not like to have. This was very eye opening because there were times when I was really overjoyed by being there and some other times where I just participated because I wanted to gain the experience and it turns out it wasn’t for me and that’s okay. Overall, I’d say I’m more interested than ever pushing forward and learning from these opportunities because a career in this profession is something I’m hungry for and I’m extremely excited to see where I end up. All of the visits gave me a different perspective …show more content…
Each of these practicums allowed a different side of my compassion and empathy to show for others in ways I thought I was able to hide and that’s pretty neat. I also dream of a world where people can be at peace with one another and enjoy life to each their own and live and embody community ideals because people can’t do it alone. The idea of helping others and servant leadership has something that sprouted naturally and completely organic and I don’t have to try to care about others and most of the time I have to pretend that I don’t care so I don’t feel everything for everyone because that’s exhausting. At Deception Pass State Park, a Park Ranger showed up and answered a few questions and I was so amazed at his kind spirit and generosity to help the environment and educate others on how to keep our parks safe and friendly for everyone that I couldn’t help but contemplate taking the route to becoming a Park …show more content…
I also had a hard time on the practicum visits when it came to speaking up and asking questions and so I had a hard time standing out and making my presence known. However, I think I have a lot of strengths when it comes to working hard and with other people depending on the setting. I think I want to head down the path of becoming a Park Ranger and I would need to start exercising regularly again and get prepared to take a thirteen week course and so on. My plan for entering the profession would include physical, mental, and a lot of outdoor experience before I could try to enter to

Related Documents