I finally finished my 2017 summer camp working as a support staff!!!
I came here with no expectation. Then, I found out the job was so boring so I complaint and complaint. But at the end of the day, I have met some amazing friends (especially polish!), learnt some life lessons and discover myself more.
It took me a while to teach myself how to appreciate the little things in my own life rather than peeking over to other’s life thinking theirs is better. This reminds me of how when my mom cooked my sister and I two bowls of “Maggie mee”, I will always be in dilemma choosing and no matter which bowl I chose, I will always regret I chose the one with less noodle. But, there is actually no difference. Both of us still get our stomaches filled up. I know I always life to food but hey isn’t this true? No?
Anyway, I always compare myself with others no matter under what circumstances. I always think that others always get something better and they are always so lucky. It stresses me out so much but I can’t help it. I just kept on doing it and doing it until I realise an important theory.
I failed to understand the fact that there is millions of people in this world. And so, there must be millions way of life. There is literally no point on comparing my life with others because it is just not working that way. I am gonna use another example of food. Don’t ask me pizza is better or the Chinese takeaway is more delicious. I mean both of them are food but you just can’t compare.
And after that, I come to the second step to stop myself comparing with others – I discover who I really am, what is my life purpose, where am I now and where do I want to go. It’s just so useful that after I have answers for these questions, I no longer blindly follow whatever others are doing. It’s just like I know I’m going to eat Chinese (FYI, I really like Chinese food), so go get your pizza if you want even if it’s delicious too but I don’t want pizza.
Tripp Lake Camp taught me these because I’m stuck in a boring routine. It might not be boring for others but I know I don’t like it. I prefer a challenging job (Shout out to shady oaks camp!!!) eventhough I was complaining and a rewarding job. For all the days that I was doing nothing, I know that I couldn’t let my time goes to waste, so I create opportunity for myself and finally I pushed myself to start something that I always wanted to do but I never thought I could start doing.
This camp gave me so much energy, but via a different way. This let me know that you don’t always learn from a positive situation. You could also learn from a place that you thought you are stuck.
Remember, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Cheers, Tripp Lake.