I feel like it’s been ages since i’ve blogged here. I’m sorry. Life got seriously in the way.
Since last time, I’ve: relocated to Manhattan and spent a week in Vancouver.Ca-razy.
Vancouver was for my annual company sales trip and it. was. awesome.
You know those moments you have where you pinch yourself because it feels unreal -like, too good to be true?
That was me, all last week.
I thought it was a Vancouver thing, but I got home and still have had those moments this week too.
It suddenly hit me this week. I honestly don’t know how I swung it – but i managed to land myself in a job that had been a dream for years. Truthfully, when I went back to school, this is what I went for: a job that inspired me, that i was personally motivated and driven by, working every day on things i loved, towards something I believed in.
Before Vega i think i can honestly say my “best” job was Camp Kieve. Though, “Camp Counselor” isn’t exactly one of those titles on your resume that screams: lifelong career.
I was thinking about Kieve the other night with my husband. Because we were both discussing the above said fact: That we didn’t think a job as good as Kieve existed in the “real world” (maybe we’re biased because we met there, but still, indulge me) but I honestly think i found it.
Sure, Camp Vega is not all fun and games all the time. Actually, day-to-day, this sh$% is hard work, But hard is so worth it when you’re doing something you believe in, and love.
And, Camp Vega has a lot of qualities that Camp Kieve, and Camp Huckins had. Which is why I think the choices i’ve made in life have ultimately led me back. I’m surrounded by people who love what they do. Who are in a place they have a personal connection to. Whether through food, exercise, friendship, outdoors, and more, counselors at Kieve and Staff at Vega all have the same mission: to help people thrive.
When surrounded by friends & family – those who make us laugh, think, challenge us – we thrive.
When we’re active - in brain or physically – we thrive.
When we fuel our bodies with proper nutrients & hydration – whole foods, minimally processed foods, water – we thrive.
It took a lot of hard work, a lot of trusting my gut, and support from family and friends, but suddenly i’m here. Ready to thrive. I’m not on lake Damariscotta or the coast of Maine. Actually, I’ve landed in complete opposite. I’m living in a huge new city, in a new apartment, settling into a new job. Yet somehow none of it feels new. I feel like i’ve found my way back.
I’m surrounded by so many friends and family who are making me laugh, making me think and challenging me. I’m surrounded by a gorgeous park and river path for running and endless yoga studio options, I’m mentally challenged every day in my job, and I’m focusing on fuel and hydration to support not just others but also my sport, my body, my health. I’m thriving.
Moral of the story? Think about what motivates you. What makes you tick. And, don’t be afraid to take a risk and follow it. Learn to thrive.
Because it’s so worth it.