Location: Palma, Mallorca, Spain
As I walked into the chart house of my second home, Argo, to write the blog for today, I didn’t expect to encounter such a writers block. When I sat down in front of the tabletop where we Argonauts have been plotting our location until our current position, I noticed the “Day 41” label on the folder where I was expected to write today’s events. Unfortunately, most of what happened today was swept aside by the abundance of experiences we’ve had up until now. “Day 41” means that not only have 41 days have passed, nor that only 9 days remain, but it means most importantly that the experiences the 23 of us have created together will soon come to an end. For most, this idea seems unworthy of thought because it provokes an inevitable sadness. I have come to realize that where we stand NOW is the sole purpose for these voyages. We stand with our heads held high seeking adventure and waiting for the unknown thrills of the world to sweep us up into our own epic adventures that we will one day share with our children. Slow as we may have started, the relationships between student and student, and the relationship between student and staff member have skyrocketed to a whole other level. Most of us are proud to announce our own personal development and look forward to taking these changes along with us back home. From California to South Florida, the 23 of us span the US and Costa Rica, but we aren’t letting the distance deter us. The fact that plans are already being initiated to maintain friendships is an amazing to experience and be a part of. For all of the parents back home, I hope that you are as proud of your child as each of us are proud of one another. Much has been accomplished and these accomplishments are only setting the scene for the rest of our lives.
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