Being an exchange student has opened my eyes to the possibilities this world has to offer. It's shown me what a beautiful place we live in. Sunsets with bleeding colors, towering mountains filled with danger and wild life and freedom. In the Earth you can find a miraculous rainbow of colors... purple flowers, green and terracotta red clay, pink and blue salt minerals in oceans and the different dirts with rich brown.
It's made me realize that I'm destined to explore and to adventure. I want to climb mountains that mock skyscrapers. I want to learn an array of different languages, adapt to the ways of different cultures, and always carry with me an undying respect for nature and those who take care of her.
I have a long list of feats and ambitions I want to accomplish, great adventures that will take me all over the world in any way that I can get there. I want to join the Peace Corps for agricultural work in Africa. I want to make the car trip from Washington State to Argentina. I want to go cliff diving in Crete. There are plenty of people who love to snub me when I speak openly about my future. But the fact is, I laugh with them. If they think I'm a person who boasts about one day accomplishing these ridiculous feats, they don't know me very well. I've grown to be confident being an individual who does things her own way, in her own time. I'm patient, I'm strong, I'm balanced. I'm ready for the great adventure of my life, and I'm pretty sure I'm off to a good start.