In Conclusion

The Himalayas fulfilled all of my expectations and more. I applied for study abroad because I knew that I wanted to spend my last summer of undergrad doing something that I would never get another opportunity to do. India is one thing, because I’m pretty confident that I will be going back to India someday….

From the Classroom to the City to the World to the Workplace

Why did I even go on this crazy trip? Most of it was for the views, to see other cultures, and push myself and expand my comfort zone. But I’d be lying if I said the leadership component didn’t compel me. I have been fortunate enough to been given leadership roles in college, have been…

Bending the Knee to the Mountains

Our trek into the Himalayas gave me obstacles I have never dealt with and experiences I never thought I would know. Since life kind of works this way, I figure I should preface my experience with the challenges before I move onto the wondrous experiences I had after overcoming these obstacles. It’s impossible to describe…

The Necessity of Action

Someone once told me that you never get over high school because so many things are changing in your life and those few years are so pivotal. To me, those years and even middle school shaped my vision of myself. For some time now I have been aware that this vision is outdated but I…

The Sound of Silence

It is so easy to get caught up in the noise of everyday life. You get up, go to work or class, have meetings and do work, eat lunch, have more meetings and do more work, go home, eat dinner, watch TV, and go to sleep. Substitute nearly any activity in the routine, my point…

So This is India

Wow. I’m in India. That’s crazy! It first hit me when we were flying over India at night and I saw the lights of Ahmadabad. The city was huge, sprawling all over the place, and it simply kept going and going and going. Despite the fact that I’m in India, not all of my immediate…

Not all Those who Wander are Lost

Summer after freshman year: eating pho in Vietnam. Summer after sophomore year: falling out of a plane in Israel. Summer after junior year: wandering around in the woods. Of course, this wandering is a little more purposeful than your average wandering. We’re on a mission to find the leaders within us. Isn’t it odd that…