Oftentimes people say that adventures are the ones that get your adrenaline levels so high it’s difficult to stop; others say it’s the ones that are just plain crazy; and the rest, they say it’s just not their cup of tea because it always has to be something out of your comfort zone. Me? It’s all of that and none of those combined together.
My adventure was my journey to and through college. I didn’t know what it had in store for me, everything was new and I was a clueless freshman who never had to change schools until then. I learned a lot, more than I should, more than what my curriculum required. College was an adventure that taught me how to live — fully and with a carefree spirit.
College was my greatest adventure (yet) because adventures are the ones that make you see the world and yourself differently. It’s an experience that allows you to gain a new perspective about who you are and who you want to be. Adventures don’t always have to be bungee jumping off a cliff, going on a month-long voyage to a secluded island, or a year of backpacking across the world. Sure, they’re fun but sometimes, the biggest adventure of all is the one where you were sitting in front of your computer and writing your heart out making you realize how good you are at it ultimately leading you to a career you actually like. Or it’s the one where you finally plucked up the courage to stand up for yourself and what you believed in. Maybe it’s that time when you sang your heart out in karaoke, feeling carefree and appreciating how good it feels to not let other people’s judgment get to you. Perhaps it’s the one where you finally broke out of your shell and signed up for theater to conquer your stage fright.
Adventures are the ones you take, no matter how near or far away they are from where you started, that makes you a much better person than who you were before. My adventure allowed me to have my own opinion, to be tolerable towards those whose beliefs differ from mine, to be myself and be comfortable with who I am, to stop being scared of failure, and lastly, to have fun. It was an adventure that took four years and I didn’t have to go that far. But I’m very certain that it will get me far.
I had the best time of my life and I made sure to always have a picture to remember it by. I’ve always used my phone’s camera to document my milestones (and yes, I admit, my shenanigans). This year, I’m going on a new adventure: med school. And you can pretty much say that I will take pictures of my life as a sleep-deprived individual. With that being said, I’m so happy to find out that Leica (yes, the German-manufactured rangefinder camera that produces one of the b e s t photos) co-engineered with Huawei to give us the new Huawei P9. It boasts of a dual lens which I’m going nuts for because it’s sure to produce high quality photos. My med school memories can now be taken in monochrome, colored, light painted, and slo-mo. A new adventure calls for a new lens to see it through, and I can’t wait for it to start.