By Mikaela Durrant (Mika)
When you think of Spring, what comes to mind? Is it the unfolding of pink and white blossoms on trees, or the excited chatter of birds returning to warm weather? Maybe you think to get rid of the old and welcome the new, as goes the adage of “spring cleaning.” Spring is often seen as a time for growth, renewal, and cheer. Many cultures throughout history have celebrated the waning of the dark and cold, making way for the hope, rebirth, and resiliency of nature to emerge anew.
In celebration of the season, Women Vets on Point held its virtual Spring Fling on April 8, 2021 at 4 pm, honoring the women veterans that joined and the many things that bring people together.
The event was underscored by the themes of sharing and community. To begin, the 17 guests were asked to describe their favorite flowers, ranging in responses from the classic rose to the rare lotus. Once introductions were complete, the rounds of games began, as the veterans did their best to copy a spring picture before the timer ran out. (Many discovered more artistic talent than they thought possible!) Following this, the veterans discussed their favorite self-care rituals. Skincare routines and favorite brands of products were deliberated, while others shared favorite foods and comforting shows. The group engaged in such a fun dialogue, they lost track of time!
The evening was topped off with a couple rounds of everybody’s classic favorite – bingo. The virtual room could hear a pin drop as the group waited with bated breath to see who the winners would be, as the counter yelled out words like “Spring” and “April”. The two winners cheered, and the group applauded.
The Spring Fling adjourned with everyone listening and dancing along to “We are Family,” because nothing brings renewal, growth, and cheer like a supportive community.
If you are looking to join in on the fun and connect with fellow female veterans, please reach out to us via email or chat. We look forward to seeing you at our virtual Bingo Night on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4pm PDT!