Think About It Thursday: I Am Always Learning.

Whether I’m taking a formal class or reading something of interest to expand my knowledge or develop a new skill, I strive to always be learning.

To that end, for a long time now, I’ve been wanting to get a Wilderness First Aid certification.❤️

Let me share a little back story… for years in our hiking circles, I’ve been known as the ‘safety officer.’

I’m always the one watching the horizon for clouds, keeping an eye on my watch for our turnaround point when climbing a peak… checking the weather 10x before we leave on a trip… you get the idea, right? This is, of course, in addition to my trail name of Rexie, btw. 🦖 Perhaps my official full trail name ought to be “Rexie the friendly Safety Officer Hise.”

The Wilderness First Aid certification fits into my role as our safety officer quite nicely. ✔️

So, I did it.

Because of my schedule, I fit things like this in where I can.

When I have a lull in my schedule, I pop into a training and watch 20 minutes of training there… or 10 minutes here.

It took several weeks to watch the training videos and then prepare for the exam… and I completed it and passed the exam yesterday!

Whoo hoo! I’m celebrating this achievement and I’m also celebrating that I now have more knowledge and skills to bring with us on our outdoor adventures!

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