Adventure- an idea I was only able to dream for in the past- has finally become reality. I’m constantly found in new situations whether it’s around language, food, culture, or most importantly people. I’ve become friends with such an amazing collection of individuals in this short amount of time. And as busy as we might get with volunteer work, hiking, teaching, or a weekly trip to that famous Sunday market, I constantly remind myself of how amazing it is that I get to share with them in this experience.
Furthermore, the growth I have developed over the course of this project is unmeasurable. The best decision I’ve ever made was to do this. And I can’t worthily exclaim how overly satisfied I am with the results I’ve seen from the members of this group. By results I mean personal growth, acceptance, respect, and one hell of a work ethic (just to name a few).
I’ve been told before that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. And I wholeheartedly back that up because we constantly travel- whether in planes, (party) trains, on bikes, or some type of automobile. And the entire time I have been nothing but happy.
This continues to be a truly life-changing experience. One that will be hard to leave, though a promising thought is that I know I’ll be back. Thanks to the confidence I’ve gained through this short EDventure I now know I’ll have the means to explore in the future. To soak up all these new ideas and cultures, that are just waiting to be shared.
Most importantly, with a closing thought, I need to give a big thanks to those four cool kids who helped us come out of this thing on top.
Thank you so much for making this possible. It has provided me with a global perspective and a newfound drive to make in impact. Somewhere. Somehow.
Russell (the muscle)0