Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Guest Post: Inspiration From Merritt

I am so excited to have one of my good friends and co-counselor from camp guest posting over here today! Merritt is here to share some wisdom with y'all and she is so great it comes as no surprise that the girls adore her almost as much as I do!  I feel like I frequently talk about camp and what it means to me and all of the crazy things we do that seem "normal" but it takes another camp person to truly understand what I am talking about. Fortunately she is here to convey to y'all one of the most important things we can teach to the girls right here on Prep In Your Step! You Can! Whether that is making your bed, riding a horse, jumping off the zip line (for our campers at camp) or starting your own blog, putting yourself out there, or going against the normal flow of routine (for you at home), YOU CAN!


Hey Y’all!

This is Dorothy’s friend from Camp, Merritt. I’m such a huge fan, that I wanted to write a post for this adorable blog! She couldn’t keep me away for too long!

(Here she is! And fittingly enough this is a camp photo!)

I just wanted to give you guys a little bit of inspiration today! Like I said, I work at Camp with Dorothy, and I stay will the girls who are six to nine years old who stay for two weeks; Fifteen girls from the age of six to nine. All my friends think I’m insane, and sometimes I think I must be. But here’s the thing. I love it. Sometimes it can be a little stressful, but it is totally worth it when I see how these kids are able to grow up; mentally, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Even though this is such a great thing to do, I need some inspiration too!

One of the hardest things that some of these kids don’t really understand is that they CAN do things. Even though they’re seven, they can sweep, or fold their clothes, or kill that huge spider by their bed. They CAN. That is the best thing for these kids to learn. That no matter what, they can. And if in the beginning it’s hard, that’s because some things are difficult. But eventually, they are able to do almost anything.

You can, too. You can do anything that you set as a goal. It could be something as simple as finishing that dumb paper that is due in two hours, or it could be the hardest thing you could ever imagine. But you can do it. Believe me.

You can!


  1. Oh my goodness! The little girl I was babysitting had Merritt as a counselor at Skyline! What a small world!

    xx, Victoria

  2. This is great inspiration!!!!!!!!!!


Blog Design by Get Polished