Good thing about participating the same event every year is that I am able to assess my progress, I can chart myself. I can check my comprehension level of contest speeches and educational sessions. It is good to see some progress myself.
The same thing happens about my other activities such as accent reduction training, my seminars, video shooting etc. The situations are the same but one thing is different, which is me. I am growing and I am different each time. I am very happy about it.
I know my goal is still far away to reach, yet I am surely getting closer to it. Let me boost the process.