I am so happy to be the new Girl Camper Chapter Guide for the Texas Hill Country! Actually, we are a totally new group of Girl Campers. I thought I would share a little bit about myself as your new guide.
I have a professional life from which I have primarily retired. However, you can’t change who you are and what you have done all of your life, so I will share that I have a background in counseling and psychological assessment, and I still do some of those things. Simply, I love people and I thrive on helping others gain knowledge and learn practices that support a healthy lifestyle.
When I began to consider becoming a Girl Camper Guide, I soon realized that it was a perfect addition to my practice of helping others. As Girl Campers, we focus on support for each other, encouraging each other toward encounters with others and experiences in life that might be a bit intimidating.
I remember about 12 years ago, a friend said she had bought herself a new kayak. I was shocked at first, then decided if she could learn to kayak, I should be able to do the same thing. I had camped most of my life, but adding kayaking to my repertoire brought me so much additional joy. I encourage you to try new things and new places.
Love your story! I’m in the Fredericksburg area, still working part-time, but camp at least once per month, all this year so far. I sort of get the feeling girl campers are single. I’m not. My spouse is 81 years old, and with early Parkinson’s, 20 years older than me. He’s slowing down, but so far we do everything together and will continue to do so as long as we can. Odds are, I’ll outlive him and so have always endeavored to be able to do things on my own. He’s become very quiet and often I find it seems that I’m, sort of, already living on my own. Camping is my happy place and his happy place is with me.
Which chapter would be closer to Cameron Louisiana
I live in Weatherford, TX and was hoping to find a camper or group closer to where I live. Or at least a trip more north Texas.
I am from North Texas, but love the Hill Country and will join you all on outings.
I am totally interested.
I have my camper and kayak. I live in Houston but camp mostly in the hill country.