“I would do it again in a heartbeat.” -Taylor Matthews

Going into this trip I was nervous and a little uncomfortable with the idea of leaving my family for a whole week and going out of the country. Now that I am back I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Taylor with a young girl from a Girls Soccer Worldwide partnered school in Paraguay

It wasn’t just that Coronel Bogado was beautiful, but it was also how kind and welcoming the people there were. Every person I talked to was very open and friendly and they have inspired me to try to be more like them in my everyday life.

 

One moment that stood out to me the most was dancing with the girls after we had just delivered backpacks. As I looked around everyone had a smile on their face and everyone was dancing. It didn’t matter that we all live completely different lives, we were all united by simply dancing.

 

At the end of the day I was sad to say goodbye to my new friends, but I was happy I got the chance to meet them. Now that I am home I am working on being more open and outgoing just like the people I met in Coronel Bogado.  They had a positive impact on my life and I hope I can do the same for those I surround myself with.

 

Taylor is a 2019 Girls Soccer Worldwide™ Ambassador.

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