Tonight, March of Dimes ShareUnion kicked off in Washington D.C.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous about the first day of ShareUnion. Since it was my first time attending, I did not really know anyone other than what I knew from the Share Your Story website. The veteran attendees all knew one another. Registration was noisy as they greeted each other with gleeful shrieks and jubilant hugs.
Soon enough, the awkwardness of being a newcomer resolved itself at the reception. We socialized a dozen stories above the backdrop of Capitol Hill at night. I was quickly at ease after a few minutes of circulating through the room. Even though I was among practical strangers, I completely belonged. I can’t remember the last time that I felt that way.
Brief post tonight. Day 2 starts very early.