Hello from the Eastern Tour!
The past couple weeks have been really busy touring all the high school/ Jr high doing our Think Day presentations. Besides staying in amazing billets, we have been visiting some tourist hot spots like Peggy’s Cove, Hopewell rocks, grand falls and old Montreal. I was amazed on how beautiful Peggy’s Cove was! It was a sunny day and windy so the waves were nice and high. We took many pictures and filmed the boy’s medieval battle on the rocks. Because it was so windy and the waves were so high some of my team members got pretty wet.The next spot we hit was Hopewell Rocks they told us that if the tide was high we wouldn’t be able to see beach but lucky for us by the time we arrived tide was down so it was safe to walk around. I was so excited and I couldn’t believe I was there. I was jumping around and dancing with joy. I then realized that if I would have been in that same situation a year ago I wouldn’t have acted this way. Being on the road has made me a more confident person. It has also showed me my values and has helped built a stronger level of respect for myself and those around me (which is very much needed traveling for hours and hours on a bus with 8 other team members).Doing the Think Day presentations has such a strong impact on each of our team members. I run the lights and you think that it would be easy to get distracted during the show but I am inspired by my team member’s personal stories every time I hear them. When my teammates share these heart felt personal experiences it makes me realized my values and wants me to be able to be that voice for those who are voiceless. I have been able to be on stage and speak to the students at a school, let me tell you it is weird to hear your voice for the first time. My leader (Meagan) interviews me about my first semester of School of Leadership in Mexico. I am able to share my experiences of culture sock and living in the shack. It’s good to be able to talk and inform the students about the reality in Mexico through a 19 year old’s perspective.The road has really made me find myself and I am starting to be that person I want to be. One that inspires change!~ Melissa, Eastern Tour / Team #2