Hi Journey Group! The committee meeting today was such a moving experience. A couple weeks ago, Anna and Julian asked our anthology committee to each write a personal story about our life. These stories were all put in a scrapbook that we decorated. Today, we had some down time while waiting for available interviews, so we sat down and shared our stories. Almost all of the stories shared were extremely vulnerable, and what started out as a fun impromptu scrapbook activity turned into something much deeper. I feel so much closer to my committee members, and I admire everyone’s courage, because sharing something so personal with a fairly large group can be difficult. But we created such a safe space and I could tell we all felt so much closer to one another after sharing. I love all of my fellow anthology members and I’m so excited to bond with them even more this year.