I don’t even know where to start. Going to Haiti I thought I would be more surprised and shocked by the poverty but I handled it pretty well. It sounds really bad to say but before this trip and hearing about the Haiti earthquake, I honestly didn’t care. I had my own life to worry about and it was in a totally different country, but going on this trip really opened my selfish eyes. Before the trip, when I was researching Haiti, I was so thankful for what I had and what my world had to offer but now I am soooooo much more thankful than I ever was. Seeing these beautiful children on streets starving, not clothed and unable to get an education was devastating. I have learned so much on this trip, the statistics have seized to amaze me and have me hooked. This experience makes me want to learn more about Haiti and other countries as well! There were many ups and downs to this trip, mostly emotionally. One down side was seeing dogs and goats that were all skin and bones, this really hit home to me, because my pets are my treasures and in this country they can’t feed their children let alone try to worry about feeding a dog. One up side for me was experiencing the language barrier situation. This was something that scared me before going to Haiti and I actually got put into the situation while working with a Haitian man who did not speak English and I definetly don’t speak Creole. It turns out that even though we didn’t know what each other was saying, facial expressions and laughter are all the same everywhere! I met so many great people on this trip that I will never forget.