Staff Corner

Twenty Questions: Michelle’s Fourth

If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
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Staff Corner: Michelle's little remote hamlet
Current location: Rural Dublin, Ireland

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

Question to Michelle:

If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?

Book title: Why I Walk

Before I left for Spain, my colleagues at my job harassed me regularly, stating that I needed to blog during my trip. I vehemently said no, the trip was for me and no one else and that I didn’t want to put myself under any extra added pressure on top of walking 30+ km per day. They kept at me, and said I at least needed to post on Instagram. I barely knew what that was, let alone had an account or knew how to use it.  My phone at the time still had buttons to type; it wasn’t smart!

Eventually I set up an account, a friend schooled me on the basics, and I created my first hashtag: #shellycamina.  You can’t see my posts unless you’re my Insta-friend, but I did end up blogging on it, using that hashtag to follow my journey, and it outlined really why I walk, which is something I continue to do, every day, because those of us who have walked the Camino know that the Way never ends  and you have to keep moving forward.

Michelle walking with her rucksack in the snow

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things — air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. All things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
– Cesare Pavese

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Michelle Yalch Kasmauskis, Internships and Semester Abroad Manager

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