Location: 17 48.14'S 177 23.68'W

I was woken up at 4:00 am today for my watch, and unlike most nights, I was excited to roll out of bed because this meant I was reunited with my watch team, one people. I cherished my time on land, but it seemed forever being away from my close-knit watch team. We were all a little groggy at first, but we broke out snacks and listened to music, making it a great night looking up at the stars. I appreciated my time with JJ on bow watch when we looked for constellations and talked about our lives back at home. It was a good time to reflect on what this trip means to me personally, as well as what’s really important in life. We are coming up on day 40, and it’s crazy to believe we are almost halfway done and how the experience has flown by. I feel extremely grateful for all the opportunities we have been given on this journey so far, whether it be immersing ourselves in the different cultures, hiking to great peaks, or counting endless shooting stars. I can’t even put into words how much growth, strength, and fulfillment this trip has given me so far, and I am excited to see what kind of person I will evolve into when I walk off Argo on day 80 along with my fellow shipmates.

Watch team 1 is the best watch team

P.S. All my love to mom + dad, grandma, Ingrid+ Dave, Tracie+Phil, Sooter and Hansler family