I had a conversation with a few of my friends while I was here about how much this trip has changed us, even outside of the dance aspect. We talked about our lack of traveling to different countries prior to this trip, and why that was. We talked about how we had no idea what Panama would bring us, and what we would bring to Panama. We talked about the kids, and how we couldn’t wait to teach them, but it turned into more than just teaching for us.

What came out of this talk was that we realized that fearlessness had been instilled in us in just a week. We talked about the kids at Malambo, and how they let go of all inhibitions. We talkedi about the people we met in Chepo, and how they were just as emotional as we were when leaving. We realized how these human beings that we bonded with in just a day or two helped us discover our passions, and really fulfilled our passions, just like we had hoped to do for them. We realized how much just a week has changed us with these amazing, kind hearted people, and the kids who gave their all in every dance class. These kids showed their hearts and opened up to us more than I could have ever imagined. This fearlessness inside of me will keep growing every time I think of these kids and this amazing, unforgettable experience, and I know that light will never burn out.

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  • Love your blog Marissa! “This fearlessness inside of me will keep growing every time I think of these kids and this amazing, unforgettable experience, and I know that light will never burn out.”

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