Quick introduction: My name is Davis Craig and I am from Rochester, New York. I study economics at The College of New Jersey and plan on starting my own business after college. I studied abroad in Germany in 2012 and I absolutely love it. I am spending this summer in Oaxaca, Mexico and I will be blogging here, on SOL Education Blog, about my experience. Hope you enjoy 🙂
The definition of “Take off” is “To become airborne”. While I am quite literally taking off on a plane to Oaxaca, Mexico in 30 minutes, I feel I am taking off in an entirely different way. It feels like I am jumping off a diving board and I am suspended high up in the air, apprehensive and excited about landing entirely out of my comfort zone.
When I land I will splash into a whole new world of experiences. The new Ninja Turtles movie I wanted to see will not be playing at a movie theater around the corner. I won’t be watching the NBA Finals this Sunday. I won’t be playing pick-up basketball. I won’t be going to Canandaigua Lake to hang with my friends. Oh yeah and one last little thing, I won’t be speaking English.
Rather, I will be meeting the new host family I will be living with. I will be studying Spanish 30 hours a week at the University of Oaxaca. I will be taking Salsa Dancing Lessons and Mexican Cooking Classes. I will be watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup. I will be playing pick-up soccer. I will be traveling to the ocean, hiking through the mountains, and visiting ancient ruins. I will be experiencing a new culture and people worlds away from my own.
So as I take off on my plane I feel like Michael Jordan or Christiano Rinaldo taking off for a slam dunk or a head ball. Jumping towards the adventure ahead and getting ready to seize all it has to offer.
Davis M Craig