do you belong at Camp?
You know that look of pure joy on a kid’s face when they jump in a mud puddle? Or the expression of delight when they eat an ice cream cone covered in sprinkles on a hot summer day? Or the intense curiosity reflected in their eyes when they study a spider web covered in dew? Or the way their chest puffs up with pride when they hit a softball off a tee for the first time?
Of course you do.
It’s a magical combination of being completely enamored with the world they occupy, pure presence in the moment, and an unselfconsciousness to enjoy it all.
I want more of that joy for you. More of that delight. More of that curiosity. More of that pride.
And I’m going to do my best to give you those gifts at camp.
It’s hard to practice being present to the small details and tiny joys of life when you are entrenched in your packed schedule, stressed out by your work, or simply overwhelmed by the demand of your identity as daughter, partner, mama, friend. Joy takes a backseat.
When your “to do list” is a mile long it’s tough to take the time to watch the sunset, learn a line dance, twirl sparklers, tell stories about the constellations, or sit in silence as the sun warms your face. Delight takes a backseat.
When you are constantly trying to live up to expectations, make it happen, or push harder, it’s difficult to distinguish your true desires for your life. When you are rushing through your day, it’s hard to remember what truly makes you happy moment-to-moment. Curiosity takes a backseat.
When your life no longer feels like yours, it’s tough to make time to figure out how you can move forward deliberately, on your own terms, with loving intention and delicious self-care. Pride takes a backseat.
Time to get in the driver’s seat! Camp is a gift of joy, delight, curiosity, and pride in an adult life that can be full of the opposite.