Mission Possible

I had to write a mission possible story for a work event… personal or professioanl story/situation that you thought was a mission impossible, but then succeeded in making it possible.

After much debat I decided this story would be appropriate.

I have always wanted to travel by myself.  I am still not sure why.  I have heard so many stories of the experience and the sense of accomplishment.  I just wanted to prove to myself I could do it.  As a 22 year old female, I would be taking this to a new level venturing to Central America.  Talk about out of my comfort zone; I had never even been to a restaurant alone.

The best way I could think of to make this mission possible was to start telling people about my plan to travel the world.  Once I had told my friends and family I knew I wouldn’t be able to back out.  So I went to the nearest flight center and bought a ticket.  Over my Christmas Break I planned to fly into Guatemala City.  (How convenient my student loan had just come in).  I had 3 weeks to travel through 5 countries and catch a plane in San Jose, Costa Rica.  I had one hotel reservation, a copy of the Lonely Planet and a pocket Spanish language book.

Boarding the plane was one of the scariest things I have done, but I kept walking.  Found my seat, took a deep breath and off I went.

Three weeks is really not a long time and by the time I made it to San Jose I was sad it was over.  The experiences I had, both good and bad, and the people I met along the way; made this a once in a lifetime, unforgettable adventure. I returned to Canada with an appreciation for the country I call home, a rejuvenated sense of self and a new definition of possible.  

Now to find a mission possible outfit…


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