I have never been to Armenia. While doing Youth Corps this year, I will finally see the land my parents, grandparents, and ancestors lived, loved, and called home. I feel nervous to be away from my family for six weeks. I always hear that your best experiences happen when you leave your comfort zone. Unfortunately, I haven’t left my comfort zone too many times, and so I’m used to the same routine I have built over the years. Youth Corps is definitely a new experience that breaks my usual routine and builds character. I am excited to be more than a tourist in Armenia. I look forward to volunteering with the kids in the summer camps. I feel that I will learn as much from them as they will from us.