I was shy, unknown, and scared.
People weren’t my thing and public speaking was a nightmare.
Spending time alone was my favorite pass time.
Then I left the country for a year.
A youth exchange program.
A chance to really find out about my strengths and weaknesses.
Find my fears and dreams.
New place, new friends, and new experiences.
I am happy, out-going, and energetic!
Public speaking has become a passion instead of a nightmare.
I have overcome some weaknesses and worked to better my strengths.
I have discovered my dreams and I’m working hard to make them come true.
I am a new person thanks to Rotary Youth Exchange.