[leaders’ bootcamp: in da beginning]

[leaders’ bootcamp: in da beginning]

Since I did not have my laptop with me at the camp, I wrote the thoughts for the blog in my iPod and I will be posting excerpts from what I’ve written as well as adding more details and reflections. It is quite fun to look back now.

“So, I am on my way to the camp leaders’ boot camp. Well, I don’t think it would be quite as drastic, but we’ll see. I cannot say I am 100% excited right now, but that’s mainly because I am just tired after an odd week at work. Can’t say it is bad, just a bit taxing.

What are my expectations? No idea. It has been a while since I had any kind of training trips. Hopefully I’ll learn something from it and not just spend 3 days being bored.”

I honestly did not know what to expect. I hoped to be renewed, refreshed, and encouraged to keep on keeping on, as well as learn some new techniques on how to deal with kids in the camp so that they will see not only me, but the One who created us and loves us.

I grinned when I read the phrase “don’t think it would be quite as drastic.” There were times when I was really tempted to give up, yell at my coaches, and go home. Seriously. But like I said, now that I look back at the experiences, I laugh. I laugh not because it seems silly to me that I was so frustrated, but because I have learned a lot from that experience.

By the way, pictured above are two of our coaches: Sergey and Alyona.

Have you ever had trips where you wanted to go but at the same time did not want to go because you did not know what to expect?

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