When I went to Greece last year, I was in the midst of discovering who I was and who I wanted to be, and making a decision of where to go next. What brought me on Erin Outdoors and Dimitris's trip was a series of coincidences that all told me to go. I went with no idea what to expect, just told myself to be open and honest no matter what. Sitting on a rooftop in Athens, meeting the people I'd be travelling with for that next week I realized how incredibly similar we all were, despite coming from such different places and backgrounds - all in a sort of crossroads and a search for and of ourselves, all so willing to be open with each other, even though we met only a few minutes prior. It's been a year since that trip and I am still amazed at how people can find each other, share in this human experience and connect so deeply at exactly the right time when it's needed most. And the thing is, there isn't actually that much effort involved. That conscious willingness to come with an open mind and perspective and a little compassion is really all it takes. I'm lucky to have experienced this on several occasions, but each is unique and amazing. Each is a reminder that we are all doing the best we can with what we have, and when we are brought together somewhere in the thick of it all we can give each other so much, just through that presence.