Hello family & friends!
These past two weeks have been surreal, to say the least.
I have spent a lot of time walking, thinking, and trying to catch my breath! We got back from our trek around Ausungate a few days ago, and I have never appreciated being able to breath normally than I do now.
The amount of time I have spent walking, I have spent just as much if not more thinking about everything. It is never easy placing a group of teenagers & young adults in an uncomfortable enviornment and getting the most out of it, but I must say, my group has been resilient nonetheless. I cannot even begin to explain how grateful I am that everyone is so positive and encouraging when they see someone struggling, and it was apparent on our trek.
Being back in Urubamba has been the most relaxing so far, if I do say so myself. Walking to spanish class, then back to my homestay, and right back around to Ccatan is a little hectic but allows for a lot of reflection as well. I think I came on this trip confident in who I am as a person and confident in knowing what I want to work on, and meeting new people who hold certain characterisitics just affirmed these thoughts for me. To be kind, open, compassionate, and full of love. Which I have come across in everyone so far.
Without saying everything, I found a quote in my book that I think says enough for me;
At some point in life the worlds beauty becomes enough. You dont need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. -Toni Morrison
And on that note, I am sorry I cannot upload any pictures yet! Hopefully sometime soon!