Wild Geese, Work, and Wonder

This is a podcast designed to foster conversation and deeper reflection on vocation. We interview current students and alumni from PLU from various disciplines, asking big questions, and really fleshing out what vocation looks like in the everyday. The name is a reference to Mary Oliver’s poem, “Wild Geese.” Discovering vocation is not about striving for perfection, but about listening. It requires authenticity, self-awareness and awareness of the world around us. Mary Oliver has been instrumental in the work of the Wild Hope Center for Vocation at PLU, and we derive that name, too, from another poem of hers, “The Summer Day,” in which she asks, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

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