“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
It’s often easy to get caught up with planning the logistics of this trip, crafting the research proposal, and worrying about the small details of which backpack is a better buy- and I’ve been such a culprit of that. While this trip and the preparation for it has been on my mind since January, it is easy to forget that this journey itself is going to be quite the journey of a lifetime. It’s going to be a journey with a steep learning curve, a journey of friendship, a journey of discovery, a journey to learn and leave the world (and each place I go) a little better than I found it.
I’m excited to share this journey with you, my friends- for you represent a world to me and I can’t wait to share mine with you. As I experience new sights, sounds, smells, joys and confusion as I grapple with critical issues on education and social justice in broken but beautiful communities on this 85-day long journey across the world, join me, dance with me in this beautiful 世界， โลก, mundo, monde- this beautiful world. Adventure is out there.