Personal Narrative: My Trip To Utah

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Although I have had many learning experiences over the years, both formal and non-formal, I believe the one that was most meaningful came from the year I spent living in Utah. The trip started because I felt an immense amount of pressure while applying for universities. I ended up applying to a bunch of programs that I had no interest in just for the sake of it. I received a couple of admission offers, but I didn’t want to jump into anything that I would later on regret, so I thought that it would probably be best to take a year off to figure out what my next step was going to be. I decided that during my year off I was going to travel, and Utah was my first choice as I have always had a passion for skiing and they have some of the best ski hills in the world. I remember impulsively buying a plane ticket, packing my bags, and all of a sudden being on a plane heading to Utah.
Living in Utah turned out to be one of my most meaningful learning experiences, but initially making the move was a very scary process. I had no plan, no idea where I was going to live, and no idea what I was going to do. I only knew one person who moved out here that I hadn’t seen in years. The first day I got to Utah I took a cab into a ski town called Park City
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It felt almost surreal that the day before I was hoping on a plane and now I am renting a bedroom from a bunch of people I met the night before. All of the people I lived with were very different, but we all seemed to enjoy the same things. Most of us went skiing almost every day at a mountain that I dreamed of virtually all of my life. We were constantly exploring new places and trying new things, and it seemed like I was always meeting new and interesting people that all had different beliefs, values, and worldviews. Living this lifestyle for so long and meeting all kinds of different people is what made this trip such a meaningful learning

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