Karrie McNutt

Joined May 2017
  • Day8

    Wrappin' Up Our Week

    May 16, 2017 in the United States

    What a wonderful week it sure has been with such awesome leaders I got to learn more about! I want to use this particular blog to teach a lesson to us all though, one that I will never forget myself... When I returned from my trip to Philadelphia I went back to my daily life, working three jobs and planning for Rotary, I simply ignored taking care of the pictures I had taken on our trip. One day at work I dropped my already cracked phone, and it said its last goodbye. As it fell to the concrete floor it, it cracked again, never to open its eyes. With that said, these existing 25 pictures that I have shared with you are the only ones I have... So, in a lesson to us all, and I know I will do this from now on, save your pictures somewhere more secure, whether that is using a computer or a special app. And do this immediately upon your return!!!!!!!!!! #andthatsawrapRead more

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  • Day8

    "The City of Brotherly Love"

    May 16, 2017 in the United States

    What kind of influence will this trip have on you as a leader?

    Learning to live/be around others for lengthy extended amount of time can be unsettling and sometimes very difficult. However, from this trip in the development of my leadership skills, I have taken away that it does not matter who you are with, what has taken place, or how relationships interact. It matters how an individual can reflect and think through how to positively link all three of these aspects to lead to great actions of leadership! As I have mentioned in a previous blog post, I have been on several other long-distance trips, and whether it was through high school groups, KNEA national conferences, or church mission trips, all required the interaction with the same group of individuals for well over a week. While these all were a very long time to be with others outside of your normal daily lives, they differed in that none of the others besides our trip to Philadelphia consisted of reflection of the leadership seen throughout the trip. This has truly been the biggest gain from my experience. Instead of falling victim to the exhaustion, annoyances, and frustrations, leaders can push that all aside and focus on how to choose that positive direction to take. This was my own personal goal for the trip because being new to the team this year, I was uneasy who I would get along with or how my leadership character would intermix with others’. Philadelphia has taught me that the individuality and differences among groups are very beneficial. We should embrace these and learn to be flexible in our own style to uphold the overall mission – and I believe that for our SC Leadership Trip to Philly, it was to better EVERYONE’S leadership skills! For future trips I am going to practice this reflection and purposeful intention of aiming to reach the trip mission through experiences of "Brotherly Love."Read more

  • Day7

    Learning Through the Lights

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    What an astounding cultural experience this was for our team to get the chance to witness! This night was one to remember with amazing performances, music, and lights. Experiencing the culture of others can be such a beneficial and rewarding time - I can certainly attest to this as I watched the performers bend is ways unimaginable! #backbreakingbackbends

  • Day7

    The Colonial Craze

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    Here displays the true Colonial Craze! When people come to Philly they can have the opportunity to dine at a very historic and traditional colonial restaurant. Not only is the food traditionally based, but servers and staff dress the part! This wall is full of awards, certifications, and honors that support this successful reenactment restaurant! #reminiscentrestaurants

  • Day7

    A Place of Penitence

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    My absolute favorite part of the entire Philly experience was visiting the first ever American penitentiary. It was breathtaking, filed with history, and taught me so much abut what penitence really means. #trueregret

    Penitence - the true regret

  • Day7

    Few Words From Franklin

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    Benjamin Franklin was such a powerful leader for the city of Philadelphia, that people from all across the world come to visit his very grave site. In his very own museum, there lies his powerful words: "Be frugal and industrious and you will be free." #frugalandfree

  • Day6

    Silent in "Solitude"

    May 14, 2017 in the United States

    To escape the busy city life, even William Penn's grandson, John Penn, needed some spacious "Kansas-like" countryside. So, in 1784 The Solitude was constructed to be just this, and now lies within the Philadelphia Zoo that was built up around it. It is a beauty among so much modern architecture, but stands in true solitude as thousands of spectators pass by from day to day within the zoo. #countrylifeisbetterRead more

  • Day6

    A Philly Full of Firsts

    May 14, 2017 in the United States

    Here lies a picture of America's first zoo. Philadelphia in fact has many great firsts too! From the rhinos to the tigers, to the monkeys running through cages up above, the Philadelphia zoo is one I will always remember and think about with love <3 #zootastictrip

  • Day6

    Beauty of the Bridge

    May 14, 2017 in the United States

    On such a windy yet relaxing evening, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge stands tall and true. Even when running across it the next morning, nothing could beat its gorgeous view! It is a reminder to all what a solid foundation can bring. Success and leadership skills, for the best American dream. #BenjaminBridge

  • Day6

    A Name Without a Face...Literally

    May 14, 2017 in the United States

    After so much walking around Philly, you would think that we all lost a good number of pounds! Well, this walking also lead us to a very interesting and ironic discovery of famous historic people sidewalk plates. This particular image is none other than John Hancock...his face was clearly not needed since his signature is the spotlight star! (JK his face just wore off his sidewalk plate!) #walkingwondersRead more

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