My niece is going on a trip. She will be graduating soon and deserves it more than any one I know. This will be her first student travel, and she is doing it with her closest friends from college. She is very excited and really pumped up with so much college idealism but quite the level headed teenager I particularly admire.
I don’t think I would even allow the young me to do what my niece is about to do. She is far more capable of sticking to the itinerary without disparaging anything. I do hope she still drinks in the energy of all the places she will be going to. Their culture and their history.
My niece although the reliable one, tends to be constricting even to herself.