I’ve been fortunate in life to have four cousins my same age. Growing up, we got into all sorts of mischief and giggle fits and every time we saw one another we begged and begged our parents to let us have sleepovers. There was a large family camping trip every single summer. Those are among my favorite memories. My cousins and I have sung loudly near the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, ate delicious Huckleberry Ice Cream at Glacier National Park, piled rocks at Mesa Verde, and made fun of some random girl’s thong in front of Mount Rushmore.
Last November I applied with a group called Youthlinc with Colton and my cousin Micadyn. It is a non-profit organization that sends groups to serve internationally in Mexico, Peru, Kenya, Thailand, and, for the first time time this year, Cambodia. Before you serve internationally, you are required to do a set amount of service hours locally to earn a sponsorship which will help you pay for the trip.