With a little help from my friends

As part of the list of requirements to graduate we have to complete three outdoor project programs.  So, this weekend I embarked on a winter camping experience, one I was not looking forward too.  It isn’t that I didn’t want to snow shoe, and cross country ski, or partake in the rest of the activities, as much as I had to get time off of work and miss out on quality time to do school work to do so.  It is an understatement to say that I went in with a slightly negative attitude.

I didn’t know many people going into the weekend and I left knowing just as many.  We stayed with the groups we made the first day.  I knew everyone in my group and upon coming home I am so thankful for each of them.  Despite my skeptical attitude before the trip, I can say I left having had fun (for the most part), and I know it had to do with the people I spent it with.  We had a great instructor and a group of fun and easy going students.  

Now that I’ve spent the evening at home, I have realized that I can take what I’ve learned and add it to not only the required reflection paper due next Monday, but tonight’s blog post as well.  Surround yourself with awesome people and you will experience awesome things.  What I learned this weekend will carry over with me to all aspects of my life.  At times we may enter situations or find ourselves having to do things that may seem anything but fun but if we do it with the right people it can make all the difference.  At points this weekend, I wasn’t always excited, but because the group I was with was fun I was able to enjoy the moment too.

Whether it is a required course to graduate like this was, a job, or any other thing you may not look forward to completing, make sure you enlist some awesome people to ensure you have the time of your life.  We aren’t always going to want to do everything we have to in this life, but by doing it with the best people possible, we ensure only the best things can happen.

Be fierce.  Be strong.  Be vibrant.

Rachel

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