I would like to share in the finite hours of the new day, that I RETURNED from the adventure that was the Elementary School event I wrote about previously, and yet a couple days ago. The event was extremely well planned, I have to give credit to the teachers and staff that put this 3 day event together. The experiences I had and the kids had, were something everyone will remember for many years, and was a very positive in personal reward. The only regret I have is that some of the experiences were not recorded in detail like so many reality TV shows. There were skits performed at the end of the event to mark, remember, and characterize or make fun of the workshops the students participated in. I wish we could have recorded that and many other amazing moments in the entire event experience. I would love watching the entire 3 days unfold all over again. If it were a movie, there would be many quotes to be made famous and an equal amount of comedic exchanges people would memorize and reference in conversation. I was lucky to be paired with two other great adults and a total student group of 9. For some reason there is a certain magic in the number 9 and how three adults can skillfully coach and chaparone those students through workshop after workshop, as well as through meals. I would like to think there was time to journal or capture thoughts each night of the 3 day event, but honestly, I was tired and needed my sleep. The days started early and nights ended late. I was happy to exert the energy for it found it a worth cause that also gave back to me.
If you ever find yourself in the unique position to participate I highly encourage it.