As a born and raised Kansan, I’m excited to leave behind the Kansas sunflower fields and experience the beauty that is Morocco. My entire life I’ve been encouraged to take the easy route and been told there’s no point in risks or challenges. As a current junior majoring in political science and international studies; I’m glad that I didn’t listen. If I had listened, I would’ve never been the first in my family to graduate from high school or go to college. If I had listened, I wouldn’t be here in Morocco learning about the world and discovering amazing things.