Hello again! Yesterday we had our first committee meeting and our second buddy event. It was so great to see everyone again. When we broke off into our committees, I learned so many more things about my camera. I also found out my non-profit that I will be working with this year. I am very excited to be able to take pictures for them that represent their mission statement. I am so glad I get this chance to be part of such a wonderful committee. Later in the day, we reconvened at Festival in the Park for a buddy event. I was a bit nervous for this event because I wasn’t sure how my buddy, Yasmin, would do with the big crowds. She totally surprised and did great at the event. She really came out of her shell with Libby and I. We asked if she liked to dance and she told us yes, but she wasn’t good at it. We quickly got her jumping, spinning and dancing to the music. I realized that even something little like dancing with Yasmin can have such an impact on her. We also, played on the playground, watched the silk dancers, and walked around looking at the artwork. It was hard to explain to her that sometimes we can’t touch all the artwork we see, but she quickly caught on and just admired the work. The day was lots of fun, and I can’t wait to see everyone again soon! Thanks for reading!
-Louisa Stein