In 2007 I arrived at Northwaters for the first time for the Northern Lights program. On the boat ride from the landing to the Northwaters island I was overcome with the sense that I was coming home. Since that first Northern Lights expedition I have returned for many adventures on the lakes and rivers of Northern Ontario and Quebec. Each adventure with NWL has deepened my understanding of myself, of the people and communities around me, and of the powerful land I am privileged to travel. Northwaters has provided me with tools and mentors that continue to shape my identity and inquiries. Northwaters has also contributed to my desire for adventure, in the inner and outer realms. In the past few years I began my study of the 8 limbs of yoga with my 200 hour teacher training. I am currently a student at the University of King’s College in Halifax, studying contemporary philosophy and Spanish.