I am going to Mobile, Alabama to serve with the Daughters of Charity this spring break, and, I admit, I was very nervous at the first meeting for the trip.
After several bonding sessions with our service group, however, the nerves have given way to laughter and ease as I have gotten to know the four others I am going to be traveling and serving with in Mobile.
We have had a few meetings together, and the excitement becomes more and more tangible with each passing week.
In order to prepare for our trip, the group sat down and watched “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary discussing the education system. If you haven’t seen this documentary I highly recommend it.
Growing up in suburban America where I went to both private and public schools, I thought I was pretty cultured in how school systems worked. I was wrong. After watching this documentary I am more than ready to bypass the next two weeks and begin my journey to learn more about the injustices in the education system and what I can do to make a difference.
As midterms and the service sendoff approach, I find myself more and more distracted with thoughts of this service trip. After being at Creighton and hearing about service trips for almost two years, I am excited to finally be able to be a part of this great program. I am looking forward to opening up to learning more about myself through serving others and cannot wait to see all the lessons waiting for me in Mobile.