ok. so sleeping on a hardwood floor in a room with 16 teenagers with thunderstorms booming all around outside doesn’t make for the most comfortable of nights. and true, there was actually not that much sleeping on my part. like 2ish hours. but that was just “overly-cautious, i’m responsible” me. the kids were amazing, easy, and fantastic. and sure, it wasn’t tip top waking up to rain absolutely pouring down outside. nevertheless, i was waking up in the woods. in a cabin. away from the city. surrounded by simplicity.
here’s how my sunday looked.
a walk down to the beach area at the lake. it may have only been 60ish degrees outside, but these swedes are tough. they think nothing of going swimming in whatever weather. the time of the year is summer… it doesn’t matter how it feels. plus they’re crazy teens. hehe.
closing campfire sunday night with parents & families. some of the youth had to leave early, but some of us were there till the bitter end. thanks to my amazing youth & adults who made my first experience as camp chief a great one! i seriously could not have survived without all the help (especially since i had no idea what to expect). but i made it! initiation compete! i led my first swedish camp!
now, i’m back in the city and back to everyday life. feeling rested, no. but rejuvenated. looking forward to another big swedish tradition this coming friday… midsummer. think dancing around the midsummer pole and singing folk songs. soooo swedish.
but, of course, you’ll hear from me before then. thanks for reading!
have a beautiful tuesday. peace!