The following photos are from my service trip to the Appalachian Mountains. We volunteered in Jonesville, Virginia. I can't stop thinking about it. I get a lot of satisfaction out of manual work, and after spending every waking moment with the same five kids I became a little obsessed with them. It was so bizarre seeing how drastically different it was in another region of the United States. I want to learn about different places and lifestyles, everywhere. I need perspective and I need to know what is out there.
I love traveling and I learn so much more from it than I do in school. Lately I can't stand sitting in a classroom. Can't. Stand. All I want to do is go everywhere and be a sponge. I want to help, too. I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with a completely sedentary lifestyle.
The other day one of my professors told me I was not creative. That was pretty difficult to hear because it is one of the characteristics that I think I most strongly possess. I know he's wrong, but it was still demoralizing. Other people will doubt you, but you must never doubt yourself.