There’s a saying by Brian Tracy: “Move out of your comfort zone. You cannot grow if you’re not willing to feel awkward when trying something new.” Joining JRP was definitely out of my comfort zone. I wouldn’t normally want to join anything that involves me speaking in large groups. Because it was already summer, I was thinking of some activities to do and I thought to myself, “There’s no better time to try something new than now.” After that, I quickly told my parents what I wanted to do and I have never regretted it since then. I remember feeling sick to my stomach on my first day in JRP. I was so nervous and scared but also excited to learn something new. I guess one of the things to look forward to everyday was seeing my classmates. At first, we were all very awkward to one another but just after one class, we got the chance to talk with one another and be more familiar with each other. It was exciting to have met new friends and learn together. In joining JRP, one of my objectives was being able to present myself better. I wanted to grow as well as develop more of my personality and be the best version of myself that I can be. The classes indeed were able to help me achieve all of those. I didn’t really expect to enjoy the classes as much as I did. Even though we had to present and speak in front of a large audience, it was actually fun. I became more comfortable facing a large audience. Of course, the classes wouldn’t be the same without the wonderful teachers. Each of them usually tells us stories that would inspire us to strive harder in becoming the best that we could be. They were all different, and that’s what makes them irreplaceable. I took a step and tried something new, and I never looked back.