Today I achieved something I never thought I would. After years of struggling to speak in front of large groups of people and years of terrible experiences, I lost all hope to public speaking, performing, I even gave up on thinking about careers that had anything to do with public speaking. Talking in front of a classroom with about 28 people pushed me far outside my comfort zone. Today, I overcame a huge obstacle in my life. If you told me a year ago that I attempted to teach a class and didn’t have a panic attack, I would've never believed you! What I did today means so much to me. It gives me so much hope knowing that with courage and perseverance anyone can overcome their challenges. Teaching that class today has given me confidence that I have never felt before. For these reasons, teaching that class will not only be the most memorable moment of the day but it is something that will always remind me that I can do anything.
I greatly enjoyed the teaching exercises and lessons during the xuancheng camp. I really think that I learned a lot about how students my age act and react and a lot about Chinese culture. I do think my lessons could have been improved, but given the time constraints this was not possible.