I hate Goodbyes
10 years ago, my little sister told me about a camp in the Santa Cruz mountains that was hiring, and we thought that may be a fun way to spend our summer. We drove in on a random day early in the afternoon, camp was quiet, and I remember thinking, “I’m going to be here while.” I was hired on for summer 2012 & knew very clearly that after that summer I needed to work here full time but didn’t know how (but the Lord knew).
Come to find out a spot opened up for a full-time role and after boldly declaring to Ed that I was his next program director, I waited for him to hire me. Long story short: he did. Never in my life had I been so bold, but I just knew in my heart this was it.
Flash forward to now and here I am 10 years later getting ready to say goodbye.
20,800 hours worked
6,000 campers served
560 staff hired
11 birthdays celebrated
0 mountain Lion sightings
Things I know today that I didn’t know when I was a young pup starting at camp:
1. I can do hard things
2. I am a good creation
3. I don’t know everything (thank the Lord)
4. Open hands are the best posture for learning & growing
This isn’t goodbye but it is a see you all later. I’m going to miss camp (the place) but I’m also going to miss camp (the people). I carry it all in my heart. Love you all.
And to all my summer staffers and campers who may be reading this, make good choices.