Today was our first buddy event! My buddy partner, Anna Keener, and I met our buddy Thomas. I was a little anxious as I had had the same buddy for the past two years and every buddy is different but I was determined to go into this relationship with an open mind. Very quickly, Anna and I formed a bond with Thomas, we started by playing tag and some other kids joined in and everyone ended up having a great time. Overall, one thing I noticed was growth within me. I thought back to my very first buddy event where I was just terrified and unsure of everything. Compared to this year where I just went in with an open mind and had fun with my buddy. I see the growth that I have made and I am very excited for the relationship between my Anna, Thomas and I.