During our final school trip we were asked to finish this sentence with things that we have personally experienced at the Link School: You’re so Link School if dot dot dot.”Here is a playlist of our favorites to give you a feel for life here at the Link School.
You’re So Link School…
If your preferred perfume is desert funk.
If you Skype your math teacher.
If you have mopped the kitchen at 10:30 pm on a Saturday night because you were “bored.”
If you’re job title says ‘instructor’ yet you are learning in every moment.
If you like to say “I reject your reality and substitute my own” to your RA.
If you’ve spent a morning contemplating what it means to be a Christian Scientist.
If you’ve failed to catch on to James’s sarcasm at one point or another.
If you’ve waved and yelled at your Spanish teacher from the back of a moving truck.
If you find yourself on your knees begging the dishwasher or oven to “Please just work!”
If you get to meet and learn from amazing and courageous people like Lichi.
If for PE you get to learn how to row a raft.
If you have ever shared a hymn with someone who was ill and they had a quick healing.
If you love this place so much that you come back for Thanksgiving every year and at other times just to clean!
If the water supply for the lodge has failed, and you can fix it by whacking the pressure tank with a metal serving spoon.
If, as a staff member, you are routinely fact-checked by one of the Juniors.
If you’ve spent the night sleeping on the floor of an airport.
If you are on dinner crew for 5 weeks straight – by choice.
If you’ve done something way outside of your comfort zone.
If you are playing capture the flag in an airport at 4 in the morning and you see a security guard and instead of stopping running you hold up a canceled plane ticket.
If you have ever heard a male student tell a female student to stop winking at him.
If your connection with your students goes so far beyond the job that it makes you tear up regularly.
If your fear of heights turns into a day of fun.
If curfew doesn’t apply to you… ever.
If you take a break for snack between every activity.
If you like ice cream and staying up passed curfew.
If teachers have become your second pair of parents and peers have become brothers and sisters.
If you have pulled through a problem together.
If you are never sarcastic.
If you have heard a 17-year old student say, “This is the most fun I have ever had at 1 am” and not been concerned.
If you put empty food containers back in the fridge.
If you’re on a first name basis with the stove repair guy.
If you can’t find your computer charger.
If your wet laundry stays in the washing machine longer than you’re gone on trips.
If you’ve washed off your nice ‘tan’ after a trip.
If your main food groups are ramen, eggs, and Tajin spice.
If you expect to experience or witness healing on a daily basis.
If you get to go to wild, beautiful, inspiring, life changing places as part of school.
If you feel like you are part of something that makes a difference.