Photo comp: Maya Noel-Barham, South Africa
Maya Noel-Barham
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Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Perhaps just maintaining consistency, especially when you don’t feel like doing an activity. People forget to consider the day-to-day of the program. The moments when you’re tired or you just don’t feel like doing it. That’s okay, you will feel that way at times, it’s about showing up and doing your best and in the end it truly is worth it.
South Africa
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes! I continued to First-Aid and take part in sport. As long as the Adventurous Journey was, I have grown to love hiking.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
It was our first day on the Adventurous Journey, the hike seemed endless! My friend and fellow participant joined me in jumping into the water for a cool down. I was nervous about swimming in the unknown but it was an Adventurous Journey after all. This photo is the moment when we lay on our backs for a bit. Gazing up at the sky we found rest and the strength to carry on. It’s still one of my favourite memories to look back on.
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