Before Edumadic I was not comfortable traveling alone. I was stuck in my comfort zone. When the idea of Edumadic was presented to me, I knew right away that it was what I needed.
After graduating from high school, I jumped straight into work as a freelance web developer and photographer. I was already aware that I could educate myself online and I had been taking free online courses for the past four years. I was also aware that the work I was doing with these new skills could be done remotely from anywhere with an internet connection.
Could I have done this trip alone? Yes. But after just the first day on my trip I remembered why I didn't. Edumadic is a community. The people in my group started to become an everyday part of my life. We worked together, ate meals together, and even collaborated on projects. Traveling alone is lonely and scary sometimes, but with the Edumadic group I knew I always had friends to lean on.
After 6 weeks in paradise, I had accomplished more than I have in my entire career. The group leaders gave great tips on everything you could want to know about the area we stayed in. They also organized trips for us every week which was a huge blessing and time saver. Along the way, I met tons of friends from all over the world that I'll forever be in touch with.
Today I'm already thinking about when my next trip will be. A huge thank you to Edumadic for taking me outside my comfort zone.