Time and space away from your “reality” gives you the perspective you need to make big leaps in your life.
It’s easier to dream, it’s easier to be honest with what’s not working, and it’s easier to start down a new path when you’re not smack dab in the middle of the life you’re examining.
There’s purpose to the play and reason for the rest. By retreating from your real life for 5 days, you’re creating space.
You’ll have enough space away from your normal day-to-day so that you can examine it lovingly, but with an honest heart. You’ll have just enough space to dig into the places that feel out of alignment in your world and celebrate the pieces that are nourishing you.
You’ll have time and silence and SUPPORT to bring awareness to your dreams, your hopes, your excuses, your resources, and your motivation.
And you won’t be alone.
We’ll be doing the work together.
I feel honored to share two special Camper stories from women who are well aware of the transformation that awaits them at Camp. Thank you Gumption and Gypsy for trusting the world with your raw stories and for getting your booties to Camp. Can’t wait to witness the magic that happens!
A Story of Saying Yes to Yourself
I’m coming out of a difficult relationship with myself. I have been doing a lot of really intense self-growth work for the last year and looking at myself in different lights to find the relationship I want with myself.
I had created a foundation of self-criticism, competition with others, achievement-based satisfaction, and a constant feeling of isolation/disappointment/
Then, one day, after multiple relationships where I put myself last place or mistreated others based on incompatibility, I craved being able to use my own voice.
I had squashed it down for so long that it was begging to come out.
Moments like hanging up from the discovery call with Molly and thinking “that would be amazing, maybe next year” and “maybe it’s not for me” and “I wish I could do something like that” made me react.
None of my reasons “why not” were good enough. They were all self-deprecating or stemming from a place of fear.
Why not this year? Why wouldn’t it be for me?
I want to do it, right?
Stratejoy Summer Camp is the chance for me to say yes to myself.
A week before I bought the ticket, money was one of the most stressful factors of my life. My first thought when tickets went on sale was “no way I can afford that, maybe next year.”
So, I took a deep breath, and I decided to reach out for help. I looked at all of my different options.
And I decided it was no longer a matter of if I am going or not, but how I am going to make it work.
I am so in love with the idea of Camp. I am overwhelmed with excitement to have 5 days where it’s not about money, my relationship, my coaching business, my clients, my family, my friends, but it’s about ME.
It’s about finding out more about me, exploring, and creating connection and sisterhood with new powerful women who are craving the exact same experience.
I am absolutely positive that choosing to go to Camp is the biggest act of self-love I have chosen to do for myself.
A Story of Devotion to Growth
It was just a few months after I met Molly that I took my first Stratejoy workshop — at which I cried answering a prompt because I couldn’t identify who I was outside of my relationships to friends, family, and boyfriends.
Fast forward through the Joy Equation, Holiday Councils, Find Your Passion Workshops — with Molly’s help, I was doing work for myself, on myself, discovering what the Best Version of Leland look liked.
And I know I had to be HER on my way to becoming ME.
I’ve been single now for a few months and I feel like I’ve blossomed into the person I’ve been working on for five years. Without a relationship, I have the space to be self-focused, to work on the best version of myself, to be fearless and open to everything that’s ahead, and to be accepting of myself.
I am sure I will never be “done” evolving into the best version of myself, but this is a journey I look forward to working on every day.
I am coming to Camp to devote time to introspection and growth.
I am coming to Camp to continue investing in myself.
I am coming to camp to celebrate the work I’ve done so far. I am coming to camp for the inspiration, to share stories and journeys with my fellow campers. I am coming to camp to do yoga, eat s’mores, and dance in the moonlight!
And yes, I am coming to camp for a giant Molly hug!
How about you?
Is it time to say a big YES to yourself?
A big YES to celebrating all of your personal growth, YES to finding inspiration, YES to devoting time and energy to introspection, YES to investing in yourself?
Summer Camp Work Scholarship Applications are open through Sunday, April 26th at Midnight PST.