This fact, the fact that all over the world things are done in countless different ways with varying priorities, the fact that not every group of people puts value in material possessions, fascinated me to no end. I wanted nothing more than to be apart of the world as a whole, to know the world in more aspects than might the average person, not only to experience different cultures as a third party, but to live and to be a part of them.
Over the years I found my dream diluted by the stresses and demands of everyday life school. But every so often I would find myself day dreaming, somewhere in some far away place where the petty grievances of a teenage boy were no longer relevant. After these day dreams, I often found myself feeling depressed and trapped living in a small town where everyone knew everyone and the same things go on everyday, with a deep longing to do something substantial to see something new, so when my older sister referred me to Global Citizen Year, I could hardly contain my elation. I was finally taking the first step to achieving my life long aspiration. I am adamantly looking forward to my Global Citizen Year experience and I can’t wait to get started.