I haven’t posted in a while (which I’m reminded of constantly by friends) but it’s only because I haven’t taken any incredible pictures to match my post. I think everything is so much more exciting with pictures.
But I found some pictures I haven’t shared yet and it made me think of why I love my job. So here’s the beginning of a list (I love lists) of why I absolutely adore my job:
1) Prom Dates
Every Saturday of camp we sponsor a dance for the students. I feel like I’m chaperoning a middle school dance:
“Leave room for Jesus!”
“You’re wearing too much Axe”
“Would your mother let you wear that in public??”
One of the dances is Prom themed. So a few days prior to this dance, I was sitting in the dining hall, minding my own business, eating some yogurt when out of the corner of my eye, a young man came and knelt by my chair. It was one of my Residential Counselors, Carson, and he was holding a corsage made out of duct tape, construction paper, and glitter. And then he asked me the most beautiful question a girl could ever hear: “Will you go to Prom with me?” I shouted, “Yes!” and the entire dining hall erupted with applause. Alright, so the dining hall didn’t applaud…but it was still pretty awesome.
I was so impressed with his homemade corsage (rather the corsage I’m sure he got someone else to make), that I had to make him a boutonniere out of duct tape. Voila!
And here we are… (Notice how much room we’ve left for Jesus)
Precious…I love middle school slow dances. Anyways, I hadn’t had a very good day and Prom definitely made me smile.
Here are some other staff members rockin’ out..
That’s our director. He dyed his hair for spirit week…it’s not usually green.
I force my staff to meet with me one-on-one each week for thirty minutes. It’s just a time set aside for me to catch up on their lives and make sure I’m doing everything I can to make their experience amazing. And some of my one-on-ones are my favorite part of the day. All of my staff members are wonderful, incredibly complex, beautiful individuals and a adore getting to know them more. I have learned so much from them. They are each unique and lovely.
I was having a crazy day and was having back-to-back one-on-ones all day long. After a one-on-one with one of my counselors she surprised me by teaching me how to make an oragami crane! I had mentioned that I love learning new things and she wanted to teach me something new 🙂 She completely made my day.
I made the purple one!! I really did. It’s the little things that count.
Ok, so that was a short list…but it’ll get better. I’m working hard over here so give me a break. I’ll post again this week. Promise Promise