8) Careening from an Apex


When I was in high school I was a Boy Scout. My Eagle project underwent several changes and was reworked countless times as I tried to compromise between social needs and personal expectations. I went from a building a wheelchair ramp to building a much larger wheelchair ramp to scrapping the whole idea and jumping on an opportunity to edit video footage of missionary interviews for a family friend. He was a pastor working with an organization called Frontier Ventures.

I picked this project because it suited my interests, not because it was easy. It was. Usually a Scout would have to submit a stack of paperwork detailing the expenses exhausted on supplies and tools. For me, there were none. No nails, no concrete, only a flash drive, a dozen CDs. The team I commanded was easy to work with and the hours of footage melted into a handful of short six minute videos.

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