The Trip Of A Lifetime

Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 by

Wow. I don’t even know where to begin. I am struggling to put my emotions into words. This spring break I had the privilege to go on a Habitat for Humanity trip to Charleston, SC. This trip was easily the best thing to happen to me and I am so grateful to have had this experience.

One of my best friends and I had signed up a long time ago to go on this trip, but last minute she got Mono and wasn’t able to go on the trip. I was very scared. Now, I was to go on a trip with 20 other girls that I didn’t know. I am usually very outgoing and love meeting new people but I was definitely out of my comfort zone. But, it turns out that this situation was probably for the better. I was able to meet such incredible young women who are all so different from one another. We worked together towards a common goal of giving these people new homes. Turns out I can install insulation like a boss, and take down/reinstall a door frame like it’s my job. But at the end of the day it wasn’t about my new friends and the work we did on the houses. It was an eye opening experience to what else is in this world. Sometimes I think we get lost in this “Concordia-bubble” and forget about the real world and others. Being able to talk with the new home owners and the people who spend everyday building these homes, was so inspiring to me. They were so genuine, and self-less.  My outlook on life has definitely shifted, and I believe that anyone can make a difference in someone else’s life and do great things with their own life.

I hope that I can be even half the inspiration these people were to me. If you have the chance to go on a trip with Habitat for Humanity, take it. You won’t regret it.

The crew! And yes, I am the only one wearing orange.

The crew! And yes, I am the only one wearing orange.



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My name is Katie Englund and I am from Lakeville, Minn.

Words cannot explain how excited I am to be at Concordia! I plan to major in elementary education and minor in special education. I am a part of the class of 2015!

I love locking myself in my room and playing my acoustic guitar for hours. I have a weird obsession with cowboy boots. I wear them with everything. I have the best family in the entire world, and would be nothing without them. I’m also involved in Campus Entertainment Committee (CEC). I work at Cobber Kids Preschool as well as with Concordia’s America Reads foundation!