Oh my goodness, friends. I don’t even know where to start with my Camp Mighty recaps. When I bought my tickets to Camp Mighty in early spring, I was in such a different place. In the crazy whirlwind that is my life right now, last week I was seriously questioning my decision to take two days off from work at the worst possible time. But, I also knew that Camp Mighty was just the place to try to hit a reset button on my life, and predictably, I was right.
The mission of Camp Mighty is “using your personal narrative to create a shift.” I just love that. I want to make a shift. I want my life to be meaningful, and also almost equally meaningful to me, I want to capture/tell/use my personal narrative.
Over the next days/weeks, I’m slowly going to be sharing my recaps of Camp Mighty with you. I’ve got so many gems to share, but for now I’ll just start at the beginning.
When I arrived in Palm Springs for the first time, I was shocked by its beauty. Hellllo, Desert:
After settling in to the gorgeous Ace hotel (truly an oasis dreamland), I felt extremely nervous by the idea of being at camp. I was alone and only knew a few folks that were coming. I was actually pretty terrified sitting in my hotel room by myself that first day. I got there at 10am, and I didn’t know what to do with myself. Registration didn’t start until early everning, and I felt transported to my pre-teen camp days:
Facing my fears was a pretty big theme for me throughout the weekend.
But on the very first day I sucked it up, forced myself to leave the quiet safety of my room, and did what any reasonable lonely girl would do–went to the Pool to spend some time getting acquainted with the Ace and soaking up the sunshine:
Over the course of that first day, I ran into some friends: Camille, Capree, and Caroline. And then, over the course of the next 24 hours, I made some incredible new friends: Amy, Carina, Jackie, Kelly, Kim (my roomie!), Chelsey, Moorea, and Nicole and too many more to list them all. You most likely already know most of these folks (they’re pretty rad), but if you don’t, the best thing you can do is stop reading this post and click on every one of their links.
They. Are. Awesome.
If meeting these lovely ladies was the end of this story, that would be more than enough to have made the trip worth it tenfold. Getting the chance to be surrounded by so many incredible women all at once is a magical thing.
but that is only just the beginning. . .