“In Oregon I fell in love with rock climbing…In India, we were given the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal and that will be something I will never forget.” Dalia Solano
OREGON TO INDIA RAFTING & TREKKING | When thinking back to my course, what stands out to me the most vividly is the morning yoga. At the time, I would get up and sometimes dread those early mornings, but now I miss having that to start my day. It was calming to be able to practice yoga in the beautiful outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and occasionally be able to catch the sunrise. I loved it so much because of the structure it created for the rest of my day and how at peace I felt with myself because of it.
Oregon and India were both amazing locations and I experienced so many unforgettable moments in each place. For example, in Oregon I fell in love with rock climbing. I had never rock climbed before this course and now it’s something I try to do as often as possible. In India, we were given the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal and that will be something I will never forget. The Taj Mahal is breathtaking and now I have made it a goal of mine to visit all the seven wonders of the world! India overall is extremely beautiful and the food there is to die for!
I was never an outdoors person, so this entire trip forced me to challenge myself in ways I had never thought about. I honestly thought I was going to struggle throughout the whole trip, but as time went by I realized that being asked to step out of my comfort zone was exhilarating. I learned to appreciate fear as something that is necessary to grow as a person and gain wonderful experiences throughout life. If I hadn’t pushed myself to experience Outward Bound, I would not be as willing to take on a challenge.
I would just like to say that Outward Bound helped me become who I am today. If it wasn’t for this trip, I would have never realized the love I have for the outdoors and how much simpler life can truly be. I had amazing instructors who helped me answer many questions I had about myself and the world around me and for that I am very grateful.
– Dalia Solano