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03 August 2011 @ 04:38 pm
 
I really didn't expect that I would be the 'staffer' that the campers who didn't fit in/feel comfortable would come to for connection/acceptance and community. I'm just...pretty shocked, really.

It's definitely worth it. It's also a lot of work. Rewarding, too - they're great people. When they come to me and I'm speaking with other people, they end up speaking with the others as well.

I'm back up to the Rec hall and camp now! 'Twas just a quick email-check time.

ubiquitousmixie, I got your post and I love it! Thank you so much! I hope I can respond soon. This job is definitely bordering on 24/7!
 
 
 
lash_laruelash_larue on August 3rd, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
You're obviously sparing the cane...

Oh well, you gotta be you. Obviously they know that you've a soft spot for small scared things, like mice.
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Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on August 4th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
You're obviously sparing the cane...
That I am. I usually just hand it over to them and let them inspect it. When they ask, "Why do you use it?" I tend to softly imply something about thwacking people.

I do have a soft spot for small scared things. There was actually a mouse in the boys' cabin the first night, and I refused to let them do anything to it in my presence...
tt: Um... hello?twisted_twister on August 3rd, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Well done, you! I'm not surprised at all that you took this role; it's practically how I'd imagine you there, just by meeting you briefly and having very little conversation with you.

Thanks for letting us know how you are, dear!

Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on August 4th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I created a spontaneous dance party after one of our evening events (an 'amateur' talent show) so now I'm in with the more 'popular' girls as well--that may actually be stranger to me!
albalark: Heart framed sunalbalark on August 3rd, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
This doesn't surprise me at all - you are such a loving person that it's inevitable that will shine through. :-) Sent you a note today - you should get it soon.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on August 4th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
Blushing now, of course. Also, thank in advance for the note! I'm super excited. :D
jean_doe_27jean_doe_27 on August 4th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Like tt above, from the brief meeting in DiaCon and I am really not surprised... enjoy it, it is nice to be able to help others.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on August 4th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
...it is nice to be able to help others.
Definitely. That's why I'm here, really; I know how much having supportive staff people helped me when I was a camper.

Glad to hear from you and to know that you joined up with the LJers! (:
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Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on August 4th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
*Hops.* Ickle Tetley, Ickle Tetley! Today the evening activity is a fake conference (sort of mocking the conferences that Rowe Camp & Conference Center has held before) and my panel (with a friend) is on getting in the minds of dogs. I get to lead people around obstacle courses (blindfolded) and waffle about dog training.
therealsnape: TRS poppies therealsnapetherealsnape on August 4th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Well, you are a darling. It's noticeable - of course they flock to you.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on August 4th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
I stared blinking at this comment for a moment and then I smiled. I'm not sure what else to say to it (besides thank you!), so I thought I would leave it with that description of my response. ♥
gerristgerrist on August 4th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
I've known you for some bit of time and am not surprised at all to find that those who don't fit in/feel comfortable go to you. You'll accept almost anybody : ). lol.

I hope there is chocolate there.

Did you get our post? xo
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on August 4th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
I've known you for some bit of time...
Have you? When did we first meet?

There is chocolate here. Coleen brought some chocolate 'river rocks' to the staff meeting today.

I got your letter/stationery during pre-camp, if that's what you mean! ♥ Haven't had time to send out anything yet, though!