|The symbol of our trip :-)|
This, obviously, is a question I also get asked a lot on my return from these trips.
My answer??? “Emotional!”
Being the leader of the expedition I often find myself taking on a parental role with the groups I work with. However, it’s never the nice parental things, it tends to be more the discipline, the pep talks, the positive mental attitude and when they let me down the disapproval type things. Sometimes I doubt my methods and wonder if I’m actually being of any benefit whatsoever! Results and reassurance is what I need!
|Outside the fabulous Okay1Villa...Still a long way to go!|
|I still have mine on!!!|
I’m sure the group would agree that they were not the best team players in the world, but I hope they realised the impact they’ve had on me. Individually they are entertaining, caring, and even lovable people. I wish you all the very best for the future and I hope you use the experiences gained while on the trip to aid and mould your futures.
Thank you for reassuring this old F**T that what he is doing is still worthwhile and fulfilling.
Written by Cliff Lowther (Expedition Leader St. Mary Mackillop College, Cambodia and Laos 2011)
|Thumbs up all round - Great trip guys :-)|