I’m currently sitting in a 12-passenger van with 11 people. We are snuggled (i.e., squished) together and jamming to Beyoncé. It’s truly beautiful. The people surrounding me we’re complete strangers to me less than a year ago. Now were great friends headed to North Carolina on an Alternative Spring Break trip. It boggles my mind.
I grew up in a small town knowing the same people my whole life, so coming to MU has completely altered my perspective of relationships. The friends I’ve made here have become a family.
So this week, rather than going home and seeing my real family, I’ll be spending all day, everyday with a bunch of amazing people my age that are willing to give up their spring breaks to help those less fortunate. I never expected this from my college experience. I never planned on meeting so many kind and caring human beings. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.
I’m not really sure what to expect from this trip. A lot of great experiences and hopefully the chance to share love and joy with the Headstart program of Franklin, NC.
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