Personal Narrative: My Trip To Cedar Bend

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As I stepped foot on the people mover on my way to Cedar Bend I didn't know what to expect. Everyone had said to keep an open mind but it was hard because I didn't know my Peer Advisor or anyone in the core. At the end of Cedar Bend my Peer Advisor and my other core are some of my best friends.

I never would have thought a trip to Cedar Bend would change my life. One thing I learned about myself is, I get to caught up in the world around me. For example, I go to class, do homework, go to basketball, more homework, and then bed. I do the same thing five days a week rarely going outside to enjoy myself or to socialize with other people. Coming back from Cedar Bend I have made a conscious effort to manage my time more effectively, so I can
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In Isaiah 50:10 it says, Who is among you that fears the LORD, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God. When we were walking through the forest hitting trees, stumps and rocks, it made realize God sometimes leads us down bumpy paths, with many obstacles in our way. If we trust in him nothing is impossible and everything is possible. I also realized I need to spend more time trusting in his plan for me and stop trying to figure everything out on my own.

Canoeing was a physical and mental challenge. I had never canoed before in my life and even got paired with someone who didn’t know what they were doing either. I learned that when we worked as a team we could accomplish anything. In the beginning we hit everything, but when I trusted in what he was saying and he believed in me and we passed everyone. Also, sometimes we stopped and helped others that work stuck. As Christians its our job to help those that are in need and I think sometimes we forget that. Sometimes as Christians it's hard to listen and trust in others. Especially, in stressful
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