This is stuff you can’t fully understand over a webcam.
To get to know someone, you have to spend time with them. This meant sharing meals, coming up with ideas and solving problems, getting lost, learning Maltese slang, teaching, leading, and of course lounging by the pool.
It’s in those walks through the streets of the capital and the team building exercises with someone you met 12 hours previous that you see real relationships bloom. It’s choosing to walk back instead of taking the cab because you’re enjoying the people you’re with. True friendships blossom when you decide to sing an American country western song at an Irish Pub in Malta (yeah, weird) or text the team member you just met 3 days earlier to see if they want to meet you for coffee in the morning.
So did we meet our first goal?
Most definitely. Now that we know each other a bit more, our names are more than words on a screen - they’re memories of real people we really met and shared life with…
...even if it was just for a week.