I have lived my life relying on what others could do for me. I have never been able to complete a challenge on my own. Going to Costa Rica is my challenge and I am dedicated to complete that challenge. The challenge to me is working hard to earn what I need. The Costa Rica class as a whole needs to raise 15,000 dollars in order to go. With the hard work and dedication that I am willing to offer I am proud to say there is no doubt in my mind that we will reach this goal. The one thing that stands out to me the most about wanting to experience Costa Rica is the culture. It has been one of my dreams to go out of the country and experience their culture and relate it to mine. When I say culture I mean their difference of style of living compared to mine as in, food, housing, clothes, and environment. So I cant wait to explore and see what Costa Rica has in store for me!
Friday, February 25, 2011
These are all of the places we will be staying at while in Costa Rica! I am very excited to visit each one and learn more about them. But most of all I am looking forward to visiting Guanacaste. My research project is about the coast, so it will be very interesting for me. Arenal is going to be fun considering I have never seen a volcano before. Monteverde is where we are staying for most of the time. The book we had read as a class Walking With Wolf was based in Monteverde so that is why we are staying there the longest. I just can not wait to get there and do fun things with my class mates and just have an amazing expierence.
We have now decided in class that Wednesday’s is our day to discuss as a group about planning for the trip. As of right now are main focus is our research projects, and to post at least a blog once week. While discussing with another classmate about the trip. I began to get emotional. I never thought I would be doing something like this. I am proud of myself for all of the work I have accomplished not only for my classmates, but also for my community. . Like I have mention in my recent blog posts, it still has not hit me that I am going to Costa Rica. I am so excited for the whole experience! Have you ever had an experience that has changed your life?
Just a quick update. I will be posting at least one blog weekly to fill everyone in on what is going on. Today while discussing things in class we brought up the fact that we all have our passports. This is very exciting considering some have been waiting so long to get them. Costa Rica is less than two months away. I can honestly say that it still has not hit me that I am going to Costa Rica for 10 days. BUT I AM!
The link to the Video above is about what we have done this fall. I can not believe that we are so close. Only 2 month's untill we leave. YAHOOOO!!!!!!! We have finished the book Walking With Wolf. After all the blogging about chapters and fundraising etc... It's now time to start working our research projects. At first I did not think that the book was going to give me and any ideas or understanding of What I am going to do for my research project. But not only did it give me an idea it also made me feel a connection. I am not only looking forward to seeing how my own research project turns out but other's as well. All this hard work is worth it !!!! I know that me and my class mates can do it, because look at what we have already done.