About

My name is Caitrin.

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The intention for this blog, The Petite Pioneer was propounded by the idea in simply sharing experiences. At the age of 25, I’ve realized that all of these peaks and valleys in life that I have seen are perhaps better served to be shared with others. I have studied and lived in different countries, taking odd jobs here and there throughout university. My path has been nontraditional, and all of the detours I have taken may perhaps be helpful to those who may be in need of some guidance. I won’t project myself to be a self-appointed teacher, but I would like to offer some insights and perspectives on this blog, and document more undertakings. These experiences I dive into are often guided by my favorite poem written by Mary Oliver called, Wild Geese :

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

 

This poem sets the tone to paint with the colors of my life, and I hope to reflect this in the blog, too. Come join me 🙂