Thursday, May 15, 2014
"There is a child in us all" - by Japnit
As a wise man once said, " There is a child in us all." There are just some things that stay with you as you grow older and this trip to Los Angeles has been a trip of a lifetime. It's hard to explain the ever so perfect moments that happened over a short, but sweet five days. It wasn't just a trip to all of us, it was a chance to escape our own set boundaries and experience new food, try new things, but most of all, it was a chance for us to grow closer together as a group.
Looking back at our time in Disneyland Resort, there is nothing but laughter, personal growth, and new found friendships. Just three days of workshops in the park itself have made me see myself and my peers in a different light. I've learned to push beyond the reasons why you aren't able to accomplish something, and find a way to change, or adapt the situation to make it work. This trip has taught me the power of teamwork and showed me that there is always a reason to be happy.
Disneyland is a place of magic. It truly is. The atmosphere, the people and the beloved characters create an environment that one can explore endlessly. It reminds me of everything pure about life and it was a place, for all of us, to touch base on a part of us that we lose as we grow up; our imagination.
This trip has taught me that no goal is too high and no dream is too big. I've learnt that you have the power to create whatever you please, and if you are mentally strong, all your dreams can come true. It's just a matter of believing in them. As Walt Disney once said, " It's kind of fun to do the impossible." Impossible. This word itself means " I am Possible." We all live to be inspired, and this experience has been exactly that. This trip has made me change the way I see myself, it has taught me to stop thinking that I can't do it, and it has made me see that I am here for a reason.
It was only five days, but our group left Bellingham, as a council but we landed, a family. Our group constantly singing Frozen songs throughout the trip, our airport jam sessions and our insane obsession with Beyonce. From our herd-like pack movement to silly group shots in Paradise Pier, there are uncountable memories that were made. It was truly a magical trip, not just because of the magic we experienced, but also the magic that we brought back with ourselves. I now have silly stories that we will constantly reminess about, and pictures that will make us tear up every once in a while but in the end, I have my second family, and my entire experience, to look back on, and simply smile. It was a chance for us to break free of our daily routines and take a chance, go on an adventure. For all of us, it was the happiest place on earth.
And as a wise man once said, "what happens in LA, stays in LA."