A Little Perspective

Monday, June 8, 2009

The EFY Experience

Alright so I’ve been a slacker for the last few weeks. Sorry! I’m going to try and be better, but this counselor gig makes it a little difficult. So, as I embark on my second week of EFY, I am happy to report that I am still alive. While I did get to take a trip to the instacare this morning and have an influenza test, I do not in fact, have the swine flu. Wearing the little disease mask for 30 minutes was pretty exciting though… Anywho, there is so much to say about EFY I just don’t even know where to begin. It’s crazy, fun, exhausting, rewarding, incredible, hard, confusing, stressful, and worth every moment. It is absolutely nothing like I thought it would be, but it’s even better. Last week was especially difficult just because I was a new counselor who had no idea what was going on. But by the end of the week I felt like the spirit had really testified to this youth of the gospel. Hearing their testimonies was one of my most favorite parts just because I finally realized that even though they didn’t get everything, that as counselors, we were still getting through to them. Getting sick over the weekend was not something I enjoyed, but getting sick just happens sometimes. This week we’ve instituted a “no touch” policy, and when it was announced that there would be no slow dances at our main dance parties, the entire mass of youth almost mutinied! Boy do mormon kids like their slow dances! Thankfully our session director negotiated something out so the slow dances are back on. Yee haw. Anywho, I got my new group of girls today and an entirely new company. Can I just say that 14-15 year olds are the most entertaining bunch of people on the planet? When we asked why they came to EFY, one boy shouted out very seriously, “To meet the LADIES!!!” I almost died laughing. It’s hard to make them settle down when you just want to burst out laughing at how awkward and ridiculous they are. But they are good kids, and I think we’re going to have an awesome week. I’m really excited to see what new things we learn this week together. So yeah, that’s all I’ve got for now folks, and I apologize that the next few weeks will be just EFY…it’s my life for now. :-)


Blogger Ang & Ryan said...

Glad you don't have swine flu, and it sounds like you are having fun. Good for you!

Whats up with summer camps and swine flu? Greg Probst is an EFY Counselor too and they diagnosed him with it and he's been quarantined...

How are the teenages handling this?

June 9, 2009 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Shantel said...

oh my gosh. So I was searching online during the second round of classes and I just found your blog. hahah I freaking love it! hahah our group is awesome. I can't wait to see how the boys choreograph their dance. I'm so glad we're co's! You are awesome!

June 9, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

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