Sophomore Allison Andrews of Sherrills Ford
- What was your favorite experience on this trip?
“The most meaningful experience that I have had on this trip is making music with the people I have met and made a family with throughout this year. This trip has made me realize the relationships I have built with other people and to be able to share our passions is something that is much greater than ourselves. Music is the driving force of our passions and when we share music together, nothing is impossible. I am so grateful for this opportunity to share music with the people on this bus and the audience members we have touched.”
- How has your perspective changed on this trip?
“My perspective of the world has changed by knowing that there are so many things greater than ourselves. In America, all I see is rush, rush, rush. In Europe, I saw moments of peace and serenity that exist nowhere else. It’s so amazing to just sit down and take the world in around you and that is so rarely seen inside the U.S. border.”
- What have you learned through your experiences?
“During this trip, I have learned so much, not only about historical moments, the importance of great musicality, and the appreciation for life that exists around the world, but I have also learned more about myself. It’s funny how life sometimes smacks you in the face and I feel like life has left my cheek red this past week and a half. This trip has helped me to see what I want in life. I don’t know how I’m going to get it just yet, but there are endless possibilities to obtain what you want when you believe in yourself. I’m learning how to do that now.”