*sigh* This week has been a hectic one. I spent the weekend in Gloucester with my work on a retreat. It was a lot of fun meeting the people I'll be working with later. We also had an awesome campfire. One of the things I love about my job is that as much a job as it is a youth development program. What that means is we do a lot of workshops on both social issues and I guess you could call it self-discovery or bonding. We had one of those exercises the second night we were there. We had a camp fire and did this exercise where we had to speak for five minutes. The prompt was "If you knew this about me you would better understand who I am" everyone shared really moving stories and it was a very powerful exercise. This is why I absolutely love my job. Every single teenager who is in it after the first year or so is there because of these moments or the people and not about getting paid (although that doesn't hurt ;P)
Other than that I just want to say hello to Ellen *gives big wave* It's awesome that you have joined our team and are from another part of the world. I look forward to reading your posts!
Have an awesome week everyone!
--This has been your regularly scheduled Wednesday (on a Thursday)--