Francesca reflects on what it means to belong to a community — and the difficult decision to leave it.
Caitlin enjoys the last bits of snow trying out a new sport
After a trip to Kotzebue, volunteer Jenn says, “Returning to Nome is always my favorite part, as if each trip outward draws me closer inward.”
Courtney wonders where the time has gone, as she reflects on what has ended already, and what is just beginning.
Francesca reflects on the changing of yet another season.
Caitlin welcomes back the spring sun with open arms
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time.”
Jenn muses on the great journey of “becoming” as spring springs in a slushy Nome.
Caitlin looks back on the unique experience of volunteer living.
As the volunteer hiring process starts anew, Francesca shares her advice for future KNOM volunteers.
“Iditarod is everything,” says Jenn. “It is all-consuming, life-giving, spirit-rejuvenating insanity…and I only wish it could last forever.”