“The most memorable experience is going to be the November 15th [Paris] attacks, because it shaped the rest of our trip. We did all stay and continue going to school, but it did change the atmosphere of the city, the university, the people. So that was the most memorable thing because it was a whole new adjustment to living under the Vigipirate (National Security Alert System) because that was something I never even had to consider living in Cedar City. So that was most memorable, but it was kind of a negative one.
My most memorable positive one was finding myself while traveling, learning to be comfortable traveling by myself alone. So, it’s not really a specific experience, more of just what happened to me while I was there, it’s changed me, and I feel like I’m a completely different person now from when I was just a high schooler. I’m more comfortable being by myself, more comfortable doing things that are outside my comfort box, not necessarily a risk taker, just more spontaneous with things. I just enjoy life a lot more.”