(this picture is from my trip to Spain!)
But when the time came for that first info meeting in September of my junior year, I went to it with a few of my friends. Some of them were completely set on going, while I was still very much hesitant. But something in that first meeting changed my mind, and my friends' enthusiasm about the trip made me sign up. And let's just say, that ended up being one of my better decisions in life. 😉
Going to Spain with just a small group of people really helped me grow as a person and it made me not as scared to take risks, especially related to travel, now. I am currently about to embark on a trip to Jamaica for 3 weeks, which is not something I would've dreamed of doing 5 years ago. We leave at the beginning of January, and I am still unsure of how we will be serving while we are there. Also, I barely know anyone who is going on the trip, which is new for me! While I hate not being able to plan, going to Spain and traveling to other places in recent years has taught me that it's okay not to have everything for a trip (or life) mapped out. I decided to sign up for this trip and take the opportunity even though I didn't have much detail. Honestly, if I hadn't taken the leap and gone to Spain, I don't think I would've wanted to travel as much now, and I definitely don't think I would have wanted to adventure to Jamaica!
So basically, the point of this post was to say take risks sometimes, and also to let you know that I will be in Jamaica for most of January with very little (if any) access to wifi. So if I am absent on the blog or social media, now you know why! Of course, I am sure I will have plenty of pictures and a trip recap when I return!
P.S. If you want to see a post I wrote shortly after returning from Spain almost 3 years ago (and see a good example of how much my blog and writing style has changed!) click here!