“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.” -Swami Sivananda
This summer I had the opportunity to go the Nicaragua with a program called Global Glimpse. Before the trip, I knew that it would be completely different than my first trip, Which meant no backpacking. However this meant I would be flying into a country without any adult supervision. I actually had no feelings of anxiety or any sort of nervousness towards going on my own, I just wasn’t scared. After ...view middle of the document...
One of the activities that we were able to do was actually slide down a volcano, however it meant that we would have to hike up. It reminded me so much of North Carolina, before I just missed the people I met, instead it reminded me of the physical challenge I faced which I never thought I would. And so I thought how weird it was to miss the things we never thought we would.
Before the trip, I had to write down 3 goals I want to fulfil in my trip, One was improve my spanish; I used to be fluent when I was younger and wanted to retain it, my second goal was making friends; I wanted expand my connections globally and lastly was to have fun, I am still young and the best way to actually experience is to have some sort of fun in our life. After my trip to Nicaragua, I completed my goals, during my trip, I had to tutor people in English and thats when my set of Spanish speaking skills came along, I was able to improve and help others. I also expanded my connections globally, not only do I have friends from California but I also keep in contact with my friends from Nicaragua. Lastly, I had the most memorable and unique summer experience, it is a story to tell.