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Makenzie Leigh Meacham

Makenzie is passionate about environmental protection, food, and writing. She is involved in club soccer and has multiple jobs, her favorite being at a bookstore. She is accustomed to working hard to achieve what she desires, and intends on focusing that drive into her future career. Her most important goal for this year is to discover where her deepest passion lies, by allowing the outside world to influence and give shape to her untraveled soul. "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." -Vincent Van Gogh


Where I’m Supposed To Be

May 15, 2017

When you’ve been living on a tropical island for 8 months, playing with otters and eating cake every day, it’s difficult to get back into the swing of things when you return home. Right now I’m missing the torrents of rain, and eyeing the sparse dark clouds in the Arizona sky, daring them to give...

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Challenging Home

April 14, 2017

Before I went to Brazil, I worked in an acai shop. There acai was sold as a healthy treat for the hard working hikers and bikers of the touristy Sedona, just $12 a bowl. It was topped with fresh fruit and hemp seeds, vegan protein blended in, and sprinkled with yellow bee pollen that popped...

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All of Me There

April 5, 2017

I'm the type of person that can find absolute happiness in being alone. When other people are around me I feel this pressure, although almost unnoticeable, that I don't even recognize I'm feeling until everyone has left. It can be 10 people or it can be one, regardless of quantity the pressure is always there....

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January 31, 2017

Winter is my favorite season. I guess I’ve never truly experienced it though, living in Arizona. I’ve got this theory that it doesn’t actually count as a real winter unless you’ve got so much snow you despise it. Right now I’d give anything for snow, for cold, for a reason to drink a hot beverage...

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Breathing In

November 20, 2016

          It is such a unique feeling, the moment a memory is sequestered. And the form of memory through scent is absolutely amazing to me. A slightly familiar smell caught in the wind, and entire days can come back that we completely forgot about. Sometimes, we can't recall the memories, but a certain smell will...

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All of Me Here

October 26, 2016

After work, I examine the small cuts adorning my fingers. Tiny nicks made in Brazil look no different than ones made in Arizona. Sometimes I have to laugh at how I spent a year dicing up produce so I could afford to go to Brazil to dice up fish. Other times, I look out over...

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Challenging Happiness

August 27, 2016

Here, at the end of Pre Departure Training, I feel saturated with knowledge. Any fellow can tell you that this past week we've been repeatedly exposed to risk takers, leaders, mistake makers; speech after speech of rich information from innovators who have valuable advice. Additionally, fellows were quick to impart knowledge upon eachother, give tips...

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