Karl Metzger, January 1st, 2016
Well, the day is almost here. Tomorrow, I will be leaving for Puerto Lara, Panama as part of the Global Business Brigade through Texas A&M.
Expectations? I can’t really say I know what to expect. We will be the first ever group to visit this community, so everything will be as new to them as it is to us. It will no doubt be an interesting and important experience for everyone involved.
I guess you can say that success is measured differently by everyone, but I am confident that our brigade will be a success. Our teams are filled with vastly different people, each of us having our own knowledge, skills, and unique abilities that we bring to the table. I believe that our diversity and experiences alone will be enough to overcome any troubles we may encounter. Couple that with our educations from a world-class university, we seemingly can’t fail.
I am anxious, nervous, excited, and prepared all at the same time. Needless to say, this brigade will be an eye-opening and valuable experience. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the Panamanian people we will encounter. And who knows? Maybe one day, we’ll see someone from Puerto Lara walking to class on the A&M campus, inspired by what we’ve accomplished.