i knew i would be way busy but i thought i would at least have a tiny bit of time to blog. But there is no way...
just wanted to say that efy started today
thanks for all of your sweet comments and texts of encouragements.
This first day was amazing. My group is nothing short of perfect. I love all of my girls.
last night me and a bunch of the girl counselors got together to help give ideas and support for our devotionals we have to give every night. It all helped so much, and the spirit was so strong during my devotional. Of course i was tearing up the entire time. (my poor girls, they get the counselor who can't go a day without crying... haha) But i am just so grateful for the spirit and how it directs me to say things that inspire these young girls. I can't wait for the rest of the week to come. I am so pumped.
So quickly a little about my group. I have eleven girls (Kalee which is actually related to Michael Phelps!, Noelani, Mallory, Rachelle, Nanea, Melissa, Caressa, Holly-her birthday is on Wednesday-i need to make sure to do something extra amazing for her, Kailey, Alex, Keturah) all ages 16 to 18. Last year i had the 14 and 15 year olds, so i'm excited to see the difference between the two age groups. Seven girls stay in the dorms with me, and four go home every night. Eight are from the Island of Oahu, the other three from the mainland (meaning the other 49 states). We are teamed up with another girl counselor and her girls, and a group of boys that have two guy counselors. These groups make up our company which is called "Mighty Winds". Haha we are already having fun with that name. As a company we will have to make up a cheer for game night on Wednesday. After today i am rejuvenated, i am ready to be the awesome counselor they need! Woooooo!
Oh on a side note....
Today during orientation all of the counselors had to perform the line dances for the youth. I remembered the dances from last year and was in charge of teaching everyone else. We had about 20 minutes to learn all three. It was madness. Lets just say no one really remembered the dances and they pretty much stopped the music early and made us sit down. For the rest of the night i was told several times how awesome i did up there dancing. Haha. They said i was the only one who knew the dance, and my girls said people were saying did you see that counselor in the front dancing? She was so good! And my girls said "oh ya that was MY counselor". Therefore they now call me "the dancing leprechaun". hahahaha. Part of the matter being we have to wear these bright green shirts. Anywho i love my girls already, and just wanted to give you a little update. I will try to blog more... but don't be expecting it. :)