006.  Camp Connection

Grown-ups deserve some time away too!⁠ ⁠ Camp shouldn’t just be for kids.

Hi again!  It’s Marla and thanks for joining me for another episode of Overburdened No More.

Today’s episode is a little introduction into why I created Camp Connection and what you will learn there.  It’s a five day camp that you get to participate in and still get to sleep in your own bed.  There’s also the option of joining the Fireside Chats at night, no smoky clothes to take care of either!  It’s a win-win!!

Remember the camps of your childhood? Not all camps looked exactly the same but most had similar purposes.⁠ ⁠

  • To get away from regular life for a while and learn things that make your life better when we got back home. ⁠
  • To make new friends. ⁠
  • To try something new and to get a little braver out on our own.⁠
  • To have fun! ⁠
Wanna Come to Camp?

⁠I actually run a camp.

What’s great about this camp is that I can host it whenever I’d like to. Since it’s not held in the “great outdoors”, the weather is never a factor.

I call my camp, Camp Connection.

I’m obsessed with finding new ways to connect and running this camp lays the groundwork for everything I like to teach.

Camp Connection is a five day at home “virtual” camp. We meet together for a half an hour or less each day for 5 days. I give you a little homework assignment to help you actually put into action what I taught that day.  You get an extra entry into a really cool prize give-a-way at the end of camp for each day you complete the homework.

It’s all held on Zoom.  Last time I did all the meet-ups on a pre-recorded video and decided to switch it up this time.

I love seeing your faces.

I love talking to you.

I love the connection.

I mean, it is called Camp Connection after all.

You’ll leave Camp Connection with a “First-Aid Kit” filled with supplies that empower you with simple, daily practices that help you to reconnect to YOU.⁠ ⁠

The simple, daily practices I teach during the camp will give you relief from stresses that happen every day. 

We’ve all been there.  You give and you give some more and slowly you lose what YOU like to do and who YOU want to be. We as women are wired to want to love and give.  I don’t want to change that.  It’s a gift! 

What I want to do, is guide you to a little better balance and direction of where to focus all that love.  I actually want you to direct some of it to yourself.  In fact, I want you to dedicate some time every day to giving yourself some love. 

This first aid kit I’ve been developing over the years has helped me to be more prepared to love my people deeper.  To give more of myself because I know who I am.  I want that for you too so I’m going to give you those life-saving tools to put in your first aid kit so they’re there when you need them.

I’m so excited to be sharing this with you.   

So, get yourself ready for a deeper connection to YOU and in the process, deepen your connection with others as well.

I’m going to give you a little taste of each of the supplies for your first-aid kit.  I refer to it sometimes as the First aid kit for the soul

Day One:

We’ll talk about my definition of self-care, which is a bit different than others you may have heard. 

Self-care is taking care of your basic needs, and some of your wants, for the purpose of strengthening one’s self to be able to help others. 

I believe women have the capacity to sense what someone needs and when they need it.  Our nature is to think of others first.  This is a gift but it can also be a curse if we don’t use this gift to care for ourselves too.

So, let’s use our gift to start our day off right and start your day off with the purpose of caring for YOU!

Take a minute to think about what you need and decide on something you can do to fill that need.

Spirituality is another way to start your day off with purpose.  Spirituality can be defined as connecting with something bigger or outside of yourself.  This is very personal so you get decide how you’ll do that for yourself.

Day Two:

I share a tool to help you reconnect to your best friend. 

Believe it or not, this should be YOU. 

A best friend is someone who is there for you no matter what. 

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could be that kind of friend to yourself?

Day Three:

I will help you start a practice of taking a few minutes in the morning to play out how you want to feel during the different events of your day before they happen. 

It’s changing your focus fromWhat do YOU want to have happen vs. let’s just see what happens today. 

Day Four:

When we record the things that have happened to us, it’s like it stops a moment in time and help it feel like time didn’t just fly by.  It’s pretty cool how it works. 

I have so much to share in this topic but don’t worry, it’s still a really quick practice to help you get started.

Day Five:

What do you want to get BIGGER in your life? 

What would you like to have more of? 

That’s where you need to put your Focus. 

You get to choose EVERY moment of EVERY day where you put your focus. 

Do you focus on the good things?

When you enroll in Camp Connection my hope for you is that you’ll learn simple life saving supplies to put in your first aid kit to reconnect with yourself and your priorities in 30 minutes or less a day with more direction and deeper focus. 

It all starts with making time for YOU.

I get asked this a lot.

What does Camp Connection have to do with Travelers Notebooks?⁠

What a great question!⁠ .⁠

If all you’ve ever known about me was that I have an Etsy shop that sells custom Travelers Notebooks, you probably would think I’m way off in left field.⁠ .⁠ .⁠

But, if you have been following me on Instagram, on this podcast or in the Facebook Group for the past four years, you absolutely know how the two fit perfectly together.⁠

My Travelers Notebook helps me keep it all together.⁠ ⁠ Every aspect of what I do in my life is in there.⁠ ⁠ The systems that keep me together emotionally, as well as organized, are kept in my TN.⁠ ⁠

The way I do that is unique to me.⁠

The way you do it is unique to you.⁠

Camp Connection is my ground level program that teaches the basics of the systems that I use and keep in my Travelers Notebook.  You’ll probably want to keep your “KIT” in yours as well.

I’ll close today by saying that it is so important that you bring what you put in your First Aid Kit home with you from Camp Connection.  These aren’t just a bunch of supplies that you only need at camp.  You’re going to need to pull these out EVERY DAY! 

I know it’s easier when you’re surrounded by people who have the same goals as you and you’re being reminded every day.  That’s the way to get started, but you have to keep doing it! 

Your first aid kit will be there to help you as you regularly use them.  They’re not meant to be used as band-aids! 

Here’s the bottom line for me

We make time for everyone else, and then IF there’s any time left, AND IF you have any energy left, MAYBE you’ll do something for you.⁠ ⁠ MAYBE.⁠ IF you can even think of something YOU’D like to do.⁠ ⁠

It’s time to remember YOU.⁠ Not all day every day.⁠ The first-aid kit has nothing to do with being self-centered.⁠ It’s about caring for you with simple, daily practices that allow you to reconnect to you again.⁠ ⁠

I hope you’ll join Camp Connection where we’ll learn these simple daily practices in a 5 day mini camp. Daily Zoom chats to teach you about each supply that goes into your First-Aid kit. ⁠ ⁠ There is the option to upgrade and spend more time together. Choose the VIP option in the email you’ll get if you’d like to join up for that.⁠

I also wanted to let you know that there is an upgrade available for Camp Connection that I call the VIP Experience.

Everything included in Camp Connection is part of VIP PLUS: ⁠

  • A LIVE evening chat where we get together each night, get to know each other better and discuss the topic taught that day.
  • I help you with your homework. 
  • Free pdf of the Connection Planner I designed to go along with the camp content taught.⁠ *Private facebook group to hang out with other VIPers during the camp and for the week afterwards⁠
  • ⁠An extra entry in the prize drawing for an exclusive Hunkeedori TN⁠
  • Q&A and get to know you time⁠ ⁠

Either option will be fun and you’ll learn lots of new things.⁠ Choose what’s best for you.

I’d love to have you in the camp and I’d love it even more if I could meet you personally in the VIP Experience.

I’ll leave the link to join the waitlist in the Shownotes.  Or if you happen to listen to this when it first comes out, you can join Camp Connection today!  It is happening next week.

Sign up at Hunkeedori.com

, or over on Instagram.  Whichever you prefer, just join us!!

006. Camp Connection