Aeisha, 2006

February 13, 2018

I remember when we had the retreat. At first I didn't want to go because I was afraid that I wouldn't get to know anyone and I didn't think I'd have any fun. I thought that I'd just sit in the background and be a loaner, but it didn't happen like that!

Once we got to the cottage some of the girls that I've never spoken to before tried to get to know me. I'm a really quiet person and it's hard to hold a conversation with me because I've always had this invisible wall around me shutting out everyone who tried to talk to me, but once I started talking I got to know each girl of excellence better.

When it was time for us to end the retreat, I really didn't want to leave because I had so much fun. Excellence Girl's Club taught me not to be afraid to be myself and that's what made this club very important to me.