Â Â Â Â When I first applied for the Alaska Great Lakes Project I did not know what to expect. Then when I was told I had been accepted I still had no clue what to expect. When I got off the plane I was 100% sure I knew what was going to happen. Now looking back I am surprised on how wrong I was. I would say there are some parts of me that have changed since I got on that plane. There may also be parts of me that have not changed. I have learned that handling money is harder than I thought. I have learned that some people who I thought were my friends were not as great of friends as I thought. I have made new friends. I have been able to become closer to people and bond with people. I have learned that the people who I may have not liked are actually willing to listen. I have gotten the chance to experience things I probably never will experience again. I have learned to enjoy several little things that I may never have learned to enjoy without this trip. Things like a hot shower, a functioning toilet, Nutella, and hundreds of other things. I have learned to be responsible a lot more and that I need to think a lot more positively. Another thing I have learned is that things are a lot more fun and easier to do with a group. All in all on this trip I have learned that there isnâ€™t a single way to become perfect in every single way but there is a thousand and one ways to be great in every single way.