Few weeks ago, we went to Minakami, Gunma for field studies. It took us about 4 hours to get there. We stayed at a place called ‘Canyons’ for 4 nights, from Monday to Friday, and did many outdoor activities such as rafting, canyoning, canoeing, geocaching, rock climbing, mountain biking, and team-building games. I enjoyed all these activities, and I especially liked canyoning and rafting.
I got out of my comfort zone by taking a risk and challenging myself with new things. When we did canyoning, I was not comfortable doing it because it was my first time and the waterfalls were higher than I thought. But I challenged myself and went down the waterfall and it turned out to be really fun. I think my friends helped me face these challenges because it was reassuring being with them. I thought I could apply what I have learnt here when I do new activities at school, or outside of school and not be afraid to challenge myself with new things. Even though I find something challenging or don’t want to do something, I thought I should at least try it once because it might be fun.
Presenting in front of a big crowd, and making a skit with people I usually don’t talk with was one of the ways to get out of my comfort zone too. I got to interact with people who I don’t really know, and got to know them better. Each group presented a skit about our themes, and the theme for our group was ‘getting out of our comfort zone’. Thinking positively helped me face these challenges.
I also got out of my comfort zone by not staying at my house and parents. I am used to staying at my house with my parents, so I spent a different but fun time with my friends. I think I got to know my friends better.
Field studies was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot. I got to do new things such as canyoning and rafting, and it was a great experience. I learnt that I should try new things that I’m not comfortable with because it might be fun, and I might enjoy it. It also could be a good experience too.