My name is Lara Gonzalez and I am a San Silvestre student doing the IB diploma programme. Some basic things about me is that I love reading, comedy movies, ancient history and languages. In this blog I will be keeping a record about the CAS requirement and my reflections of the different experiences. The activities I have chosen were influenced by both my strengths and weaknesses; I tried to find things that I would enjoy and learn from in positive ways. For example, I joined the debate club because I am very interested in global affairs and the different perspectives surrounding them, but also because public speaking always makes my face go red and my voice quiver. I think that self-awareness and self-evaluation are key to self-improvement, so I predict that the impact of this blog will be just as rewarding as the actual activities I participate in and therefore I am very excited to start.