As I boarded the plane I took one last look at my family waving goodbye to me. I looked to my left at my friends and they smiled at me. This was the first time I was going to be away from my family for an extended time and I thanked the heavens that I was going to have some company. We turned boarded the plane and waited for an adventure that would hopefully bring many exciting events.
I do not have many experiences that I can say were “life changing” but I do have one that was not only life changing but also helped me figure out a lot about life itself. This was my trip to
When I first arrived in D.C. I walked into the hotel and there weren’t many people there but as soon as the dinner mingled came around there was so many people. That night I sort of kept to myself because I was so shy but I promised myself that I would come out of my shell. This trip helped me gain some independence because everyday I had to wake up at 6 in the morning by myself and had to get ready by my own will and then go to our morning workshops. I know this doesn’t seem like a huge accomplishment to many people but to someone that has had to be woken up by their parents everyday, it was. These workshops were project based and I had the chance to work with many different people from all over the nation. I had to learn how to work with a variety of personalities and somehow I was always the leader of the group so I had to learn how to keep everyone happy and working together.
We also got the chance to visit many different historical monuments and museums that I probably would not have seen f I did not attend this program. My favorite was the
This experience helped me learn so much about myself. I helped me learn that I have no problem stepping up to the plate and taking a leadership role, that I enjoy traveling on a plane and going to new places, that I am very versatile and can adapt to many situations, and that I can work well with many different personalities. I hope that I will be able to go on another trip like this because I learned many things and went through many situations that helped build my character to what it is today.
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