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Mairin Rogers

Mairin Rogers
Mairin is a sophomore at Hamilton College majoring in geoscience. She loves spending time outdoors, chasing sunsets, and playing volleyball.

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Brave, Not Perfect

By Mairin Rogers on Mar 19, 2019

Photo by Alison Peterson.

My mom always told me that I was brave. Brave for learning to play a new instrument, brave for trying out for a sports team, brave for venturing off on my own. During my three months in the backcountry on a NOLS course, however, I realized she was wrong. I wasn’t brave—I was scared.

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Topics: Semester, NOLS Mexico, Baja, Live the Dream, Semester in Baja, stories