Going to a foreign country alone and not knowing the language really showed me what I was made of. I am a little bit braver than I thought I was and I got even more solid as I continued through my trip. I feel like I can do anything now. I have confidence that I can take on things that are bigger than me with patience, class and faith in myself; and that, to me, is the best quality in a leader.As far as art, I learned a lot. I understand the expressionism now; it is all in the culture. I also saw a few German films and plays while I was there and they encopassed similar styles. My own art work has really improved, and I am impressed with myself as I can visually see myself grow as an artist with all this new knowledge. I am not as afraid anymore; I can paint what I want to see and when I do that it means more to me. This will definitely help me as an artist and in my career. I feel like I can have a small edge up now that I can wrap my hands around the psychology of this art. I got to the origins of the one thing I love more than anything, and it was more that I could have ever expected.