I’ve had a wonderful 5 and a half days off from work, but unfortunately the fun must come to an end. The great time I’ve had at home, just relaxing and spending time with my family, makes it even harder to go back to camp.
My family and I are super close, so it’s really hard being in a place where I’m not able to communicate with them whenever I want. And since our schedules are nearly opposite, a week can go by without ever hearing their voices. Thank goodness for text messaging!
It’s also really hard being in a place where I feel out of my element so often. I always feel like the one counselor who doesn’t know the right thing to say or do. I’ve always struggled with doubts about not being good enough, so my job has been really hard on my self-esteem.
But at the end of the day, I like my job. It’s incredibly hard, but it’s worth it when the camper who was so homesick at the beginning of the week is crying at the end of the week because she loved camp so much that she doesn’t want to go home.