“I wouldn’t give up any of the experiences I went through here in the last 2 months for anything in the world. “
When I first talked to an old Yuvaveer from batch 1, she asked me “What are you expecting from this course?” I replied, “I have no idea what to expect,“ because this, honestly, was a step out of my comfort zone. I never went to satsangs, or CHYK study groups. I stopped going to youth classes in about 10th or 11th grade. I didn’t even really like going to mission.
But I can to YEP anyway, simply taking a chance and running with a “what if” statement — what if something happens at YEP and everything starts falling into place? And i have to admit, YEP as an awesome, magical experience, even for those like me. The transformation that I went through from day 1 to the last day is amazing. The lectures, the workshops, the people you’re around, the Swamijis, the homework, and family like environment you’re around help me realized all the flaws I have, and to grow out of them. It’s like being cleaned in a washer and finally having years of doubts and worries flush out of your system because you gain the strength and knowledge to transcend all that. To all those who are having doubts about coming, please come. I wouldn’t give up any of the experiences I went through here in the last 2 months for anything in the world. It’s an amazing place to be and I’m so glad that I came. <3
Soumiya is a sophomore at Lamar University, studying Dietetics.