As the ocean waves wash our footprints away with each incoming tide, our memories fade with the passing of time. Let this letter serve as an encapsulation of moments from our time together at Beachside Service Adventure!
From crocodiles under the bridge to a day on the catamaran, this trip was packed with adventure from start to finish. A morning spent navigating white water rapids while clutching the arms of new friends, riding on horseback down jungle roads, ziplining high above the trees with a birds’ eye view of the world, each of you tried something that stretched the boundaries of your comfort zone.
Adrenaline-inducing adventures weren’t the only experiences that caused a leap into something new…I witnessed you trying on new perspectives, getting curious about the world and your role in it, and creating thought-provoking conversations that often led to more questions than answers. As you reflect back on your time in Costa Rica, what will you remember? Maybe you stood in front of your peers and told a story from the heart, or you got into the saddle even though you’re terrified of horses, or you stood bravely in a leadership role to get tires painted or trees planted, stepping into the unknown to be part of a team striving to make a positive impact in so little time.
Maybe you took the time to journal out your thoughts after a conversation that rocked your viewpoint, or you found yourself rocking on a hammock making new friendships that will last far into the future. Whichever memories stand out most about your time in Parrita, know that the trip wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Con todo mi corazón,