For one of our assignments, we were asked to travel to the wilderness and write about our experience. I’ve lived in the heart of Boston my entire life, and this assignment made me realize there is really no wilderness near me. I have never thought about how wilderness can affect my life because it has never been in my life. My time at UNH has actually opened my mind to nature and wilderness. Not only does the class help me understand how important our environment is, but being in New Hampshire gives me more time to interact with it. College Woods is one of the most peaceful places I have visited. We don’t get things like this in Boston; places like Boston Common are considered a getaway from the city, and that park is located in the center of town. Maybe it is time I learn more about how wilderness and nature can benefit my life and the life of the people that surround me.