It’s likely that you are grieving. Being a counselor at camp is a life-changing experience for many young people. While away from family, friends and normal life, camp can seem like a whole new world. You got to try on new responsibilities and a new level of maturity. People at home don’t know the girl who was at camp. They still react to you as if you’re the same person who left. It can feel like a huge disappointment. It can feel like a huge loss. It makes many people want to just go back to camp.
Sadly, we can’t live at camp. Your challenge is to bring your camp self into your ordinary life. It will be tough at first. People don’t always respond well to change. Your family and old friends may expect you to be a certain way and they may act confused and even upset when you don’t play the role in their lives you always played. But if you stick with it, they will probably come around. You learned valuable things about yourself and your own possibilities during your stay at camp. Hold onto that self that was emerging at camp. It’s a wonderful foundation for becoming all you can be.
I wish you well,