"Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It's about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever." - Dylan O'Brien
Truthfully, I absoutely loved Florida. Every second of it. The parks were awesome, the food was great, and the weather was magnificent. There were moments when I was a little exhausted and overwhelmed, but I knew that every single one of us felt that way at one point or another. I didn't expect anything less that that; we were marathon 5000 km away from home, walking for most the the day, whilst constantly being surrounded by a sea of people.
Throughout the trip I was always reminding myself of the main reason why I decided to go in the first place. Yes, I love science and travelling, but I chose to go on this trip because I had a mission. And that mission was to build relationships. I wanted to meet new people and have genuine conservations with people I've never really talk to before.
I've made some pretty rad friends o this trip and I'm so thankful that I was fortunate enough to have done on this amazing adventure alongside 26 stunning individuals! At the end of the day I know that the chances of these friendships lasting is unknown, but one thing is for sure, the memories I have made with these wonderful people will last a lifetime!