I’ve started the summer camp section of my summer travels. I must say, it has been nice having one place to be that is solid for awhile. Last week and not having a definite place to sleep and no daily structure was exhausting. Interesting and entertaining, but exhausting. Currently, I am sitting in the house of friends, content that I will be here for another week or so.
On the subject of transience, I feel a bit transformed already. I’ve shed some of the darkness that has been weighing me down over the past year or so, and I’ve been able to reconnect with people who have been influential in my life – past and present. Something about treating these days as my last in the Midwest is helping me get passed the negativity I’d been hanging on to. That isn’t the only reason, and that alone is definitely not what has helped me take those steps, but it is wonderful nonetheless.
Now, summer camp… I have two camp groups a day. The first is the younger kids – adorably uncoordinated but tiringly needy. I have an hour lunch break and then the older campers have their time with me.
Everyone is having a blast. I’m staying late I’m the studio every day to work on my own routines and enjoying every minute of it.
I get to see those excited and smiling faces throughout every day. And, even though sometimes I deal with tears, this is totally worth it.