This trip to Panama was a first of many. First time at an airport, on a plane, and first time abroad. The nerves were high, but the excitement outweighed all the other emotions. The whole ride there I couldn’t believe that I would be going abroad.  Once arriving at the airport, the reality of the trip started to hit. This is a once and lifetime opportunity and knew the memories I made on this trip would be life lasting. I kept telling myself I must make the most of the opportunity being given to me. About a week before the trip, I begin doing research on the companies I would soon be visiting, trying to develop questions that would expand my knowledge and make the most of the time during the meetings. While waiting to board the plane I tried to see if there is another information I needed to find before arriving in Panama. Once they called us to board the nerves were at an all-time high. Ky even offered to hold my hand when we took off. After taking off I saw there was no need to be nervous and there was nothing to it. The plane ride itself was quite peaceful despite being 35,000 feet in the air. After landing I was in awe at how beautiful the city was despite it being quite dark. It was something I’ve never seen before. There were beautiful lights and tall skyscrapers with beautiful glass. Really brought the trip full circle and even more excited for the week to come.