Spirit of Adventure - Yula

Yula Brockob is a Y13 student who went on the Spirit of Adventure earlier this year. This is what she had to say about her trip:

An ‘adventure’ is defined as ‘an unusual and exciting or daring experience.’ The experience that I have been left with after leaving the Spirit of Adventure has been life changing. On board, we were encouraged to take every opportunity, learn every rope, hoist every sail, and to do so with a smile on our faces. To be put out of my comfort zone, in a group of such remarkable young people, has changed my life for the better and encouraged me to make the most out of every situation I’m in - no matter how much I might hate it or how uncomfortable I am. From the once in a lifetime opportunities such as climbing up and touching the top of the highest mast, to the everyday chores like peeling vegetables, and even to the rocky sailing days that had me leaning over the side of the boat seeing lunch again, everything was transformative and exciting. I learned a lot, not just about sailing, but about people who had come from all different walks of life - and had somehow ended up in the same place, and it taught me that every person has their own lesson that they’re able to teach you, if you’re willing to learn. In a way, it had me thinking about the words of Theodore Roosevelt that pushed me to make the most of every moment for the ten days I was there. 'Life is a great adventure, accept it in such a spirit.’

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