The Importance Of A Pilgrim

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According to Cambridge Dictionary, pilgrim is defined as a person who makes a journey that is often long and difficult. This definition means that a pilgrim is someone that is on a mission to reach something or get somewhere to better themselves whether it be physically, emotionally, or spiritually. When I think about a Pilgrim, it means someone who is devoted and committed to whatever they are trying to reach. They are focused on their goals despite all the ups and downs that they might have to face throughout their journey. For example, a student that wants to become a doctor will be extremely devoted to their studies despite the difficulty and stress of getting to that point. Overall, a pilgrim is an individual that is unwavering and loyal…show more content…
To convince your mind that you can overcome mental barriers you must be mentally strong and be able to tell yourself to push through even when it’s difficult. This is not a simple task and takes some practice. One of the most defining moments of my physical pilgrimage so far was when I was playing a playoff game my Junior year of high school. My team was losing badly and everyone thought we ultimately had no shot at winning and keeping our season alive. I on the other hand, knew that it could be done and that I couldn’t doubt my team if it was going to happen. I ended up getting two key hits that started a rally and caused us to come back and win the game. If I wouldn’t have been mentally tough in a situation where I could’ve easily gave in then my team wouldn’t have won that game. Recently, my mental pilgrimage has been a hard one. Once I arrived on campus I had to have a physical done to confirm that I would be able to play sports. Because of past family history and recent chest pains, I wasn’t cleared until 3 weeks after practice had started. This was very hard on me…show more content…
This pilgrimage began when I moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina for college. Going into it I was very nervous about being away from home and my family. Moving two hours away is hard for me because of my love for where I am from and because I have never really been away from my family for an extended amount of time. I am from a small town called Granite Falls, North Carolina. It is very rural and everybody knows everybody. In Spartanburg, it is a lot more diverse and more urban and has more of a college like atmoshphere.. You don’t drive down the road and see farmers, you see business men and women. You don’t hear country, you hear rap. Its just a very different setting from how I was raised and from the life I have lived for the past eighteen years so it has taken some adjusting. I have gotten to see my family twice since I have left home and although it has been weird, it did feel good to see them and get to tell them about all the new exciting things that are happening in my life. Although being away from home is hard, I have realized that this is going to be a great experience for me on multiple levels. I have also realized that I now have so much exposure to different cultures. I feel that my environmental pilgrimage is going to be one of the best ones that will ever happen to me because so far it has given me so many new opportunities and a new perspective of
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