My Experience Of My Life Essay

1529 Words Jun 11th, 2015 7 Pages
Every summer I spend 6 weeks away from civilization, canoeing and working hard with group of 8-12 young women. I have been doing this for the past 6 summers of my life. Throughout these summers people have told me how much I will value the time I spend in the wilderness. They tell me these experiences that I am so fortunate to have is something that I will truly never forget. But every time I heard this I brushed it off seeing as I was a young kid and all I cared about was having fun (which I did). But as I got older I started to understand more and more what people had been telling me all of these years. As the people around me started to get more dependent upon technology and digital interactions, I became more aware of how lucky I was. I have been fortunate enough to build character and strength through something that I love to do. This summer experience is one that I would not trade for anything in the world. So as I sit down to write this essay about something that I feel strongly about the first thing that comes to mind is how important it is to build character by spending time in the wilderness. I spent the first years of my life in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the prairie foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Since my family and I moved to Vermont when I was only seven years old, I do not have many memories of the years we lived there. But the memories I do have all are fond ones of being out in the wilderness. One of the clearest experiences that I am able to…

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