Sitting in a circle on Alaskan tundra
Wilderness surrounds us
After almost a month into our journey
Trekking our way through snow fields
Across rivers
To this very moment

We sit in silence
Then our NOLS instructor asks
One question:
“What is your passion?”

My heart races
I am 21
No one has yet asked me
That question

Am I living my passion?
Walking through wilderness
With cold wet socks
That I sleep with under my armpits
Without a shower
Without toilet paper
Surrounded by stunning land and water
Rocks glinting color

What is my passion?

I return to that moment often
My frozen response
Showing me
That like most
I had no idea

Now I ask you
What is your passion?

I am finding mine more
Each day that I follow my breadcrumbs.

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