College At 15
Careening down a mountain at what seemed near mach speeds, flying around sharp turns, and skirting the edges of fifty foot drops. This is how one of my best travel experiences started. It was during this heart-pounding, mountain-biking thrill ride that the event I remember most happened. Everything on the ride had been just fine, until…
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To take a break from the work, Summer Study offered many different activities, like ultimate frisbee, trips into
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I tried to turn right, but I turned too sharply and my bike slid out from underneath me. I flew through the air and landed on my forearms, shredding my skin. The rest of my body followed in a barrel roll that left my side cut up; and when I finally stopped rolling, I was only six feet away from the edge of the cliff.
This trip has taught me that even if something seems scary, it can still be beneficial to you and you can have fun. You may get bruised and battered, but you will come out the other side. This is how it’s going to be for me at college, and as an astronaut. I may not succeed at everything, I may not be the best, but I will come out the other side having learned from my mistakes, and hopefully on top. The spectacular beauty of
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