My year at Worship Academy set the framework for many things for me as an individual. Coming into the year I was already at a level in worship from being in bands previously, but through the program I experienced a journey that was worth far more than just a music school, or a biblical gap year. Instead I encountered and faced the giants inside myself that were holding me back from freely worshipping and accepting myself. A golden thread was made clearer and clearer through the year even in all the things we did, band dynamics, meaning of worship in the bible, music lessons, song writing, collaborating sound projects, choir, and live performance that God was working on my identity. Through relationships with other musicians I faced my giants, insecurity, performance, fear of failure and comparison My character and true self being confronted through the whole year; God was more interested in my heart than my performance, or any knowledge I could attain, or any skill I could wield. Through an obedient response, I found myself a Canadian living and laying a year of my life down to live in South Africa, with tools and equipped with skills for my future. I entered into deeper relationship with people, I was set free, the song inside me was summoned out of me, I began to find myself; I continue to find myself, but I can say that through this program and God the Father I was released in confidence of who I am, a worshipper, a daughter of God with a song inside of her, sent into the world, and my future.