It is when we are tired, cold, hungry, uncomfortable or stressed out that sometimes we show our more unfiltered, deeper self. Yesterday was one of those days when we were some or all of the above at some point. It was so comforting to see the real character of our group and we were so proud to see how the girls responded under difficult conditions. Yesterday was a day when we learned a few more of the uneasy aspects of being a world traveler and an incredible opportunity to learn more about each other and enjoy our companions in this InterMission journey.
We need to keep in perspective that our troubles yesterday were just “first world” troubles. We were not at any point unsafe or afraid, just inconvenienced. We were able to talk with other travelers whose stories were a lot worse than ours. A small, yet powerful opportunity for us to grow and become more aware of the world outside our bubble.
A heartfelt thank you to Sophie Paris who spent the day in the IGE office tirelessly working her magic to get us back home and to rebook our trip for tomorrow. Thanks also to Michael Bergin and Christine Pina who welcomed us back on campus with warm pizza. Porter’s really is a family.