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. I’ve been in the organization for 3 years, and it has been transformative. I was shy and unsure of myself when I first joined, but over the years I’ve uncovered the pieces of myself I want to share with the world. This year, I’ve been in a leadership position as a Small Group Leader. After years of looking up to others as examples of acceptance and self-love, it’s strange and empowering to be that example for others. I get to show people what I have learned and how important it is to be unapologetically yourself. I’m excited for the next half of the year because it is the Arts Experience, a chance to really push myself. I am in dance this year, something I have never done. It’s exciting and scary to do something so outside of my comfort zone, and I can’t wait to see how it goes!