I am not sure how much I have mentioned this, but I wanted to give a really quick update as to where I will be for the next month starting Today!!
I am working (volunteering) at a Young Life camp, Timber Wolf Lake, in Lake City,MI.
It is very very north, and will probably be very very cold… at least in the evenings ha
Young Life is a very very dear organization to me. It is my freshman year of High School while at a Young Life camp in Minnesota where I really came to know Christ and see people living out a life with God as their focus. I would look up to the staff members (like me this summer!!) and I was just so in awe of how they were funny, cool, smart, silly, wild, kind, nice, inclusive, excited, AND women of God! That was such a new concept to me! Most of the “Christians” I had interacted with were very low-key, very black-or-white in their thinking, and made me feel very uncomfortable and “wrong” if I let a curse word slip. The men and women of Young Life never once made me feel like that. All I ever felt was totally loved f0r being me.
So I left this morning at 3am to drive north to Timber Wolf Lake.
I am excited and nervous!! I am working with all college age kids… and even though I am only 23 with 1 year of grad school under my belt, I will still be the oldest their by a few years. I admit, part of me is nervous that I won’t “fit-in”! It is a silly thought, because I can talk to a wall and not have it be awkward haha…
I am also very concerned with the food situation. It is all family style dining, and I have absolutely ZERO control over what I eat. Sometimes the breakfast will be good with some eggs and sausage… other times it is just buttery french toast and cinnamon rolls.
When I worked at this camp (one in Minnesota) the summer after my freshman year of undergrad, I gained about 10 pounds at the camp. I am nervous this will happen again. But Andrea, I thought you were trying to gain weight?!?! Yes, but I do not want to do that will an eating style that is not a normal eating situation (Camp style eating is not a good indication of how my meals will look for the rest of my life haha) I really want to make sure I still pay attention to my Hunger Cues– Eat when hungry, stop when no-longer hungry.
I also am hoping to still get my runs in!! I am not sure how 24/7 my job will be… But Hopefully early in the morning or right before dinner I can get a quick run in!!
Have a great end to the week everyone! I really really hope to be able to keep updating pretty regularly! If not, hopefully I can still get in 3-4 posts per week! And if not… have no fear, I am still here thinking about all of you and will be back for good on July 2 !!
Have you ever heard of/been to Young Life?
Thoughts on Camp meals and how NOT to overeat?
What IS your favorite camp-y/picnic/cook-out style meal?