Before I start, I just want to say that I never thought I would start a blog. Now, after working a summer at Cherokee, I've seen the error of my ways. (So, here I am, starting a blog!) But besides blogging, I'm starting to see how working at Cherokee has changed my mindset about a lot of things. I know the list below is not all-encompassing, and it's certainly not complete (let me know what I've missed!). But I just thought I would share...
You know you've worked at Camp Cherokee when:
...you start a blog. :)
...it gets hot outside and all you can think about is jumping in the lake. (In fact, swimming in a pool will never quite be as refreshing as a hop into Saranac Lake. ...with a life jacket on, of course!)
...you start drinking soy milk.
...when talking to campers, you start to hear your parents' words come out of your mouth. In fact, you sound just like your mom (or dad)!
...you're at the salad bar and you worry whether or not the tongs you just used touched the cheese on your plate! (After all, you wouldn't want to contaminate the other food for the people who don't eat dairy...)
...you always need to be wearing shoes- it just feels weird to be barefoot now.
...all other kinds of granola have been ruined for you after eating the delicious Camp Cherokee granola.
...you say "Interjection!" on occasion, or perhaps retort with a "Touche!"
...showering without flip-flops now seems like a luxury.
...you start to unexpectedly find ways that God is working in your life.
Allow me to elaborate on this last point. Before camp this summer, I always knew that God had a plan for my life, and that He's always working on me. But working at camp this summer really opened my eyes to further understand this truth. This summer, I learned to go further than just knowing in the back of my head that there's good things that God wants for me. It's becoming apparent to me all the time, in the form of every little miracle that jumps out at me. I've come to see that everyday He's here with me, walking alongside me.
Thank you, Jesus, for not leaving me as I am, but constantly working on me to become Your masterpiece.
"For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them." Ephesians 2:10