this summer natalie was given an amazing opportunity when pepperdine university offered the chance to trek across the camino in spain. sounds like the adventure of a lifetime that i've now added to my ever expanding list of things i must do!
natalie will give you the skinny on it!
looking back, i was able to fully live in each moment. that's what walking does to you, it slows you down. it removed me from this world of instant gratification and turned me inward and brought to light the core and genuine importance of life. like family, friends, love, faith, and peace.
i have returned and am still recovering from over worked joints and reverse culture shock. i have a camera full of unbelievable photos and a journal full of attempts to transcribe my thoughts and adventures. i am planning to do the camino again one day. i feel like i have left a part of me in spain. i fell in love with the country and what the country taught me.
my favorite quote that i read while i was walking was handwritten on the wall of a cafe i stopped in to take shelter from a rainstorm. "el camino ne te have más fuerte, te hace darte cuente de lo fuerte que eres." which translates to, "the camino does not make you stronger, it makes you realize how strong you already are."