T-Rex Was Here

T-Rex

During my time as a day camp leader this past summer, I started an accidental cult. Well, not really. Well, not at all…

But something a little strange, though seriously funny, happened. Now, you need a bit of background information. I volunteered at a day camp run out of my church (but at the time, my husband Jeff and I had just started attending). Jeff got a job as a “day camp director” and so I thought it would be fun to volunteer while he worked. A grade 12 girl and I were the leaders for grade 3-4 girls. We all had camp names. Mine was T-Rex.  Continue reading “T-Rex Was Here”

Role Models

Do you have a role model? If so – who are they? Where did you meet them? Do you even know them? Did you see them on TV? In a movie? Did you read about them in a book? A magazine? Are they old? Young? Alive? Dead? Whether you are aware of it or not, you probably have some sort of role model in your life – or you have in the past. With the current state of technology and mass media, we talk a lot about “role models”. Who is one. Who isn’t one. Who should be one. Why?

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The Un-Role Model

There is someone in my life who I love very much, but am terrified of turning out like. No, it is not either of my parents, but it is someone in my family.

I can see a lot of myself in this person; a lot of the things I don’t like about myself. And when I see how other people respond to her behaviour, it makes me realize that I never want to be like that. Although she suffers from depression, and I from anxiety, we do have a lot in common. It makes me realize that there are a lot of habits I need to change now before it’s “too late”.

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