It’s WEEK TWO at CAMP WHATAJOY and we have CAMPFIRE STORIES today!
Let’s take turns going around the fire telling the story of “Summer looks kike this-” and by fire- I mean layout!
Some of the very best stories, the ones we will wind up loving the most, are those of the everyday moments of right now. They may seem routine, even a bit uneventful, but I have learned, all the days seem to be the same, until you look back and see how it has all changed. It’s almost seamless, like when you are on the beach and the tide is gently rolling in on the beach as you stand on the shore line. The soft waves edge in at a steady rate, gently at your ankles. Non eventful- pleasant- routine. You get lost in the rhythm of it all and time seems to tick a bit slower. Something shakes you back to be very present in the moment- and when you look around – you see that the tide has moved you to a different spot- with you even realizing it.
I am fond of saying that every summer has a story– and no story is ever told in quite the same way. It may seem routine now, the way you spend your days, the items in your grocery cart, the clothes you wear, the books you read, the songs you dance to, the sweet faces around the dinner table or the things that make you laugh right now- it’s simple and non eventful- but this moment is your life. It is your story. And this chapter will never be written the same way again. I challenge you this week to not only to capture the stories of this summer in your photos- but to take a moment and write the story down. It can be a list, a collection of phrases, or a paragraph like this- but write it down. Push pause on this moment so that when it rolls back into the tide- you do not forget it.
If you promise to yourself you will do this- I have a badge for you! I wont be checking up on you- it’s a “scouts honor” kind of game! I promise you- if you play along- if this is the only game you play with us this month at camp- you will have something so much more valuable than a few badges- you will have a collection of layouts and stories that you will love and relive and look back on many summers from now!
Ready to play? I would love read your story if you feel like sharing- but you can keep it private as well- and you can download your badge here till the end of July 2019.
You can post any of your Camp Activities on Instagram or in my Private Facebook Group with the hashtag #CAMPWHATAJOY2019 At the end of our time together, there will be 2 lucky winners randomly selected who play along and use the special hashtag one from Instagram and one from the Facebook Group- and each will get a $15 gift certificate to my shop!