What a great welcome back after being away for a week. Running up to an amazing group assembled at the base of the stairs with cheerful hellos and welcoming smiles was an incredible way to start my day. Having three new people join our community and seeing everyone crush stairs kept that feeling of joy going as the city around us slowly began to wake up. And then, the icing on the cake was the “What’s in the Bag” curveball of buffs instead of buttons…what??!! YES!!!
The whole morning had me reflecting upon something I think is special and somewhat unique to our community and links us back to the November Project Community Agreements. The agreement that “there are no prerequisites for showing up to November Project.” Maybe its because one of my roles is to help support students as they transition to high school and prerequisites are on my mind. Or maybe it’s because we are rarely offered an open invitation to “come as you are” without needing to be at some predetermined level or age or qualification or experience.
Our goal as leaders is to create a space where everyone feels welcome. A space where planned activities can be scaled to challenge you at whatever fitness level you are at. A space where everyone feels safe to be themselves. A space where connections and friendships can flourish. A space where we can agree to disagree and hold mutual respect for everyone. A space where we recognize that each of us is unique and we all have something wonderful to give one another. A space where we can hold each other up an celebrate one another. This is what we strive for each and every morning. Thank you for being a part of this space!
COME as you are.
There are no prerequisites for showing up to November Project. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what fitness level you are at, we want you to show up wholly as you are. We are continuously working towards being a more inclusive environment by welcoming all, regardless of their fitness level, age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or political beliefs, and expect all our members to appreciate that diversity.https://november-project.com/community-agreements/
- Friday – Walterdale Hill
- Buffs will be on sale
- $5.00 exact change
- One buff per person
Until next time…SMILE! JShare via socials: