Alaska is…a chance to be yourself and try something new. It’s a chance to see something new like a mountain or a chance to do something new like climb that mountain. Alaska is a chance to grow as an individual. Your parents are not here to remind you to use your manners. No one is here to tell you not to buy something or tell you not to do something. If you make a mistake you learn to grow from it. You get a chance to try the “real world” and act like an adult before you don’t have the choice to be one. Alaska is so many different things other than just a state, but it can only be these things if you let it be.