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Camp fYrefly Applications!

camp fyrefly, leadership retreat for lgbta youth

All of the applications for Camp fYrefly are now live on our website.  Haven’t familiarized yourself with us and what we’re all about?  I’d say it’s time you did!

Camp fYrefly is all about youth empowerment!  It’s about providing opportunities for growth, friendships, and once in a lifetime experiences.  It’s about training and preparing tomorrows leaders.  It’s about giving kids (and young adults) a chance to thrive.

I’ll say it loudly and with emphasis:  I AM DAMN PROUD TO BE INVOLVED!  Seriously.

Camp fYrefly gives at-risk youth a chance to come together, and learn just how incredible they are.  And just how world-changing they can be.  It’s our goal to give them the tools to shape their tomorrows, and to be a light in the dark for others who might be alone and hurting as they once were.

So head on over to our website:  http://www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly/  Find out how you can get involved!

To old to be a camper?  Why not take part as an Adult Leader?

Still young enough to be a camper, but really wanting to stretch yourself and take a leadership role?  Then being a Youth Leader might be the role for you.

Are you an artist or creative professional and want to teach a seminar or skill building workshop.  Despite being past the deadline, we’re still willing to consider additional workshops.

Want to do something, but don’t feel you have the time?  Why not donate?  for $300 you can cover the fees for one camper…  no youth will be turned away because they can’t afford to come.

Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan is one of only a handful of programs like this WORLD WIDE!  So don’t think you can’t apply because you aren’t from Saskatoon.  Fill out an application, and let us know if you need a travel bursary.  We’ll make things work!

So yeah!  Swing on by the website, and check us out!  Got questions?  Let me know.  That’s what I’m here for.

Starting to get busy….

It looks like my “lazy” dayz are coming to an end.  I am going to have six months of pure busy, completely immersed in the things I love.  Photo sessions galore, meeting and working with amazing LGBTTQA youth, dog shows every few weekends, and with only a few more months till Summer – I’ll have the wee girlie home with me all the time.  It’s exhausting thinking about it.  LOL

This won’t be a pace I could keep up indefinitely, but with a concrete end in sight?  It will be one amazing time.  For a while, it was all on the horizon…  but as of this weekend, it’s happening now.  I’m exhausted, laying in bed next to my baby girl, but given a little time I know my body will get used to this new level of busyness.  For now though?  I’m happy to be laying in bed rather than laying in snow – like I was doing earlier today.  LMAO  Anything for the shot, right?  It’s not the first time I’ve been in snow up to my neck to get the photograph I wanted, and it won’t be the last.  😉

I haz sikness… :(

Okay, that’s about as close to a lol cats comment title as I’ll ever come.  But it sums up how I’m feeling pretty well.  Being sick is bad enough, but being sick and worried because you’re sick is even worse.

Our household has been sick for about a week now.  It started with the wee girlie (who, thankfully, besides a runny nose and a cough, hasn’t been much affected), moved onto me (and I always seem to be hit hard by any bugs that come through), and now has Damon down too (and thankfully his immune system is tough like the girls).

I’ve had a few days now where I’ve just gone from bad to worse…  and it’s the reason I’ve been so intermittent with my blog posts.  At this point, I can barely talk, and it’s tough to breathe without doubling over from hacking so hard.  I’m living on cough drops, echinacea, and vitamin C, and hoping for the best.

The reason for my worry is that come February 15th, I have a job interview.  Most jobs in the fields I enjoy simply aren’t ones I’m interested in.  If I am going to enter someones employ, it will be on a limited part time or casual basis.  I love working for myself, but it’s come down to finances.  We need me to be bringing in more than I am right now…  and while I have every faith that my photography business will take off – we don’t have the money needed for advertising.  So when I saw this job listing, my heart just sang.

This job is everything I could have hoped for.  It’s working in a sector I love, with youth (which I love).  Most of it could be done from home.  It’s part time AND casual.  It’s right up my alley.  So being sick, when I have the interview in less than two days…  well…  I’m now sick AND stressed.

I would totally rock this job!  They aren’t going to find someone who could do it better than I could.  It’s perfect for me.  Seriously, the camp coordinator for Camp fYrefly?  It’s like the position was created just for me.  LOL  So I HAVE to get better.  No other option.  Which means, as I already mentioned, I’m living on echinacea, vitamin C, and cough drops (which are also packed with echinacea).

Gotta chase this bug right outta my system, and gotta do it in no time flat.

Any other tips or tricks to chasing a virus away?  I’m up for almost anything at this point.  LOL

 

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