I received a thin cardboard envelope in the mail, with the news that I had been selected as one of the Free Spirits 2008.
I set up a facebook group about three hours later.
Today, I got a message from the male Free Spirit from Delaware, asking about the conference. I can no longer remember the whole trip, but so much came rushing back. Crosswords on bus 2, WWII monument in the rain, Betty Baye- "In the dark, he looks like Denzel Washington, turn the light on and he's Flava Flav!", Matt Rist- "I look like Denzel Washington in the dark.", shaking Tim Russert's hand, the Gala, dancing on the boat until the lights downstairs flickered, "Giant Panda", ME Katie and I putting the green team ahead, only to lose every round after, accents, and finally realizing that I was so over high school.
A lot has changed in a year, but the Free Spirit conference cemented one thing in my head: Free Spirits will change the world.
7 years ago