Coming in to Hi-C was pretty scary. Everyone was older and in their own groups, so I just stuck with Jonathan Choe and David for the first couple years. I kept to myself and didn’t talk to anyone that wasn’t my age.
As my time in Hi-C progresses, I slowly started talking to some of the ‘big kids’ and realized they’re kinda cool and funny. Each retreat, I felt like I was able to get closer and closer to the older people of Hi-C and became great friends with them in the end. As the younger people were coming up to Hi-C, we were all able to bond and become a big group of friends. When Rev. Simon came in, he was able to make that friendship bond become a brother bond. Making us closer on an emotional level. Simon made retreats go from great to amazing and I will never forget about them.
Coming in to Hi-C, I was a very reserved individual who didn’t express anything but my love for soccer. Now leaving Hi-C, I think I’ve become a slightly less reserved individual who now enjoys cracking jokes here and there.
I feel pretty sad leaving Hi-C since I’ve had so many good memories with everyone, but there always comes a time to move on and only remember it as the ‘good ol’ days. I hope the Hi-C is able to stay strong during all these changes and adapt to the new atmosphere while creating closer bonds with one another.