We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. For me personally something that I really struggled with was self-confidence. From the first day of the retreat I have gained confidence, you’d be surprised how much of an influence a group of teens with positive attitudes can have on you. From speaking in public to dancing at parties my confidence has grown EXPONENTIALLY. Confidence isn’t something that can be taught by sitting in a classroom, confidence is something that you discover when you accept who you truly are, in my opinion, this is the most powerful lesson that I have learned in the year so far and I am eager to learn more. Based on my previous blogs some of you may think that PFO is a dream come true, well you’re right! It is! I am still in shock that half a year has already passed by. I don’t know what i’ll do with my time when I don’t have a buddy event to attend, or committee meetings, or awesome dance parties. Luckily I still have another half year to be a part of this spectacular program. The future is bright! I am choosing to accept this thought and make it a reality!