As I eagerly await my short hour before I leave for Newark Airport, I can’t help but to think back to the day when my team came together and learned our service assignment. That day, I learned that I would be working on sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica with such amazing people and soon to be friends. I was ecstatic to say the least. Now only hours away from our journey, I’m preparing myself for all of the excitement and hard work of the days to come. Our 10 days in Costa Rica will be filled with services, turtles, bananagrams (a tried and tested crowd pleaser), and lots and lots of sunblock. I’m hoping that my hours spent watching Blue Planet and the Planet Earth documentaries will prove handy but I cannot wait for a trip full of learning, giving back, and fun. For now, I should get a little more packed, pick up a snack for the airport (24-hour Giant is a lifesaver), and get myself moving because an adventure awaits!