Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – My Expectations
It will be an adventure – totally different from what goes on where I live. I’m nervous, but only because I’m not good at Spanish. The only fear I have is getting lost from the others when we travel. (That, and the bugs). Overall I’m excited and ready to go on this trip. I know to expect adventure, and that can mean anything to happen. It’s not going to be a vacation, and it’s not going to be very difficult.
This trip will undoubtedly leave me out of my comfort zone. It may seem bad, or not fun, but doing so leads to experiences that we can learn from. Living with new people I don’t know? New culture to learn? Navigating our way in Spanish? Uncomfortable. But once I meet these new challenges head-on, I’ll be rewarded with experiences that will last a lifetime. Confidence is the key in this. Without confidence, I don’t expect to go far at all in Costa Rica. Being a non-Spanish speaker, I’ll have to let my actions (and a phrase book) do the talking.
Even though I expect few things from this trip, I look forward to so much! I can’t wait to experience the different culture, climate, and food! There will be lots of fun things planned for us, but I believe that be best part of the trip will be the person-to-person interactions. Be it Costa Rican or American. I’m excited to share new experiences and memories with the people I’ll meet. My second favorite thing that I’ll be looking forward to see, is the country itself. It looks so beautiful from what I see online and from what I hear. So, getting to experience it for myself is going to be quite wonderful.
Overall, I expect this to be a challenge. One with priceless rewards. I feel grateful for this opportunity to see the world, and lucky that Costa Rica is a part of it.
ML@FLCC – Costa Rica 2016