Hats off for Opening Dinner!
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Wow! What an amazing day. Everyone made it to Jackson safely. Very interesting group of young adults. There was a noticeable mix of excited chatter between the participants as they waited for their luggage. There is a bond already forming with this group, which was evident in the actions they showed to the participant who hurt his back right before the trip. Throughout the day all the participants were helping Steve and checking in with him to make sure he was comfortable and having a good time. They were more engaging than we imagined.
We had our first meeting in the teepee where the participants expressed how excited they were about the activities planned for the upcoming week. Everyone came up with some goals that they wanted to accomplish while here, which will be the main topic of our daily meetings. Some goals included eating three meals a day, making it through the week, and most importantly, being present.
After we checked in at the Rustic Inn, the Aspire staff and participants toured the property and ventured into the Town square. Following a short rest time, we capped off the night with the LIFT opening dinner and the weather was perfect. Therefore, most of the group walked to and from the event. You could tell there were a few of the participants who were very excited about the hat fitting because they skipped the food, drinks, and people. They made a beeline straight toward the hat station. So many interesting conversations that accompanied our dinner! New friendships began to rise around the group, suddenly not everyone was a stranger anymore.
Participants got a little tired towards the end of dinner and were ready to turn in as it was a long day. We cannot wait to see what the group brings to the table tomorrow.