I Must Confess…My Best Experience Ever!
Welcome to another round of confessions, secrets and revelations at the home-made confessional of My Home Truths.
As you know, each week you are invited to link up a confession. There is a set prompt to write to or you can link up your own confession post, which can be old or new. This week’s prompt is your best ever experience.
After some soul searching (surely I should rate my wedding day, honeymoon or the birth of the kids up there?) I came to the realisation that my best ever experience was my first overseas holiday when I was 14 years old.
It was a pivotal crossroads in my life.
I went on a choir trip to Europe, without my parents, and it really did change my life. We met Pope John Paul II at a papal audience, sang at a mass at St Peter’s Basilica and visited most of the major European sightseeing spots.
It ignited my love of history and of architecture and of travel. I departed Australia a little girl who had not ventured too far away from home or away from my parents before. I returned, a month later, as a young woman with a more mature outlook and a greater appreciation of the world around me.
Here are some poor copies of the very bad photos that I took at the time:
Leaning Tower of Pisa | Eiffel Tower | Tower Bridge | St Peter’s Square
Pope John Paul II | Bay of Naples | Garden at Pompeii | Fountain in Rome
Tower of London | Notre Dame | Garden of Versailles | Olympic Ski Jump, Innsbruck
Here’s a photo of my choir companions:
And a few of my sweet, 14 year old self:
I can’t really explain how much that trip changed me. But it did. And I will be forever grateful to my parents who let me go and my nan who helped finance my “grand tour”.
What has been your best ever experience?
Spill the beans below or feel free to confess to something else if you prefer. You know you want to…
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N.B – I’m going away with the family next week to a caravan park with a jumping pillow, lots of holiday activities and an indoor heated pool (yet little internet access – how does that work???). This means I will not be able to host next week’s linkup, sad but true.
But don’t despair – the lovely Rhianna from A Parenting Life (the very same Rhianna who sends us all butterfly kisses and fairy wishes) has agreed to be your host while I try to stop the kids from falling off the big jumping pillow or dunking each other in the indoor heated pool… Please linkup and continue to share in the fun!
Next week’s prompt – what are your must-read blogs? Thanks to Rhianna for this prompt and don’t forget to head over to her place for next week’s confessional!