Traveling is one major way to help free your mind and take a break from the stress that we experience on a day to day basis. Ever since I was in high school, I have done quite a bit of traveling and don’t intend on slowing down whatsoever. Some of the places I’ve been to so far include New Jersey, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Costa Rica. That list isn’t that long yet, but over the course of my lifetime, I want to go to as many places as possible, interact with many different cultures, learn about those cultures, and spread good energy everywhere I visit.
One of the best places I’ve visited so far has been Costa Rica. During my senior year of high school, my Spanish II teacher, English teacher, her husband, and my senior class went on a mission trip to San Jose. Our English teacher told us that we’d be visiting an orphanage out in San Jose to be a friend to these kids (they were between the ages of 2-11). I remember mostly everything about this trip because it was such an impactful journey; not only for us, but for the kids we spent time with. We bought them toys, clothes, and tried to speak the best Spanish we could to learn about them. Not only did we visit an orphanage when we were there, we went zip-lining along a volcano valley in San Jose. It was both exhilarating and absolutely terrifying, but I would do it all again any given day of the week.
Any time I go somewhere new, I try to make a positive impact on anyone I may come in contact with. It’s important to spread good energy wherever you go because we have no idea what people go through on a daily basis. Being from America, people from different countries think most of us are full of ourselves. Whenever you’re traveling, try to leave a little bit of good energy behind. You’ll be amazed at what itcan do.