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!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

This is so amazing

A big part of this trip for me has been overcoming my fears. I have done so many things that I have been highly afraid of. I do have to say the feeling of overcoming your fears is amazing. Today we went zip lining and it was amazing. The first couple of zip lines I was okay going on by myself. But once I got to the extremely high ones I wanted a guide to go with me, because I could feel the chills of fear running through my body.I knew that if someone else went with me that had experience I would be okay. When I went on my first zip line I just sat back at first I was nervous that I weighed to much but I just sat and relaxed my body.  While on the zip line I looked at all of the scenery around me. It was beautiful I could see all of the bright green trees surrounding me.  Some of the leafs that I was looking at where big enough to be a blanket! I was going so fast I literally felt like I was flying. I could feel the cool air hitting my face.I felt as if I was becoming a new person because i had these thoughts and emotions that i had never had before. I typically I would not do something like this I would chicken out. But I have done everything!!!  The time is flying by. I have so many experiences and memories to share with people. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Wow I don't know where to begin. I will start off by saying that this Trip has been such an amazing experience so far. I have done so many things such as hiking, the waterfall, horseback riding , guided tours, as well as walking miles a time In which i usually would not do. I have also gotten closer to some of my classmates. April 7, 2011 we went horseback riding. It was my second time ever going horseback Riding. The minute I got on the horse the excitement began to run through my body. Although I was excited the thought of me falling off of the horse was still in my head! Especially when the horses began to gallop. But once we got going I felt like a whole new person. The thought of wow I really did this I am here in costa rica kept running through my mind.  We also went to the San Luis waterfall the same day which was so much fun. The water was a bit chilly but I got used to it. At first I did not want to go in but I knew that it it was a once in a lifetime chance. I am looking forward to the many more adventures ahead and can not ask to share them!