First off, anyone who immediately thought of Usher because of the title of this post wins. Because that's what I was thinking of when I wrote it. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. I feel like all of my blogging thus far has revolved around revealing strange things about myself. So why not continue along this path...
1) I have a strange fear of falling through grates in the ground. I traversed campus all day Friday running errands, and I had to keep avoiding the grates because they're scary. What if it broke as I walked across it? Yep, there go both of my ACLs and femurs...terrifying. Seriously.
2) I love dogs. A group of us from The Mission volunteered through Spring Storm at a pet adoption event in Albuquerque this morning, and we basically just got to hang out with and walk dogs for like 3 hours. I fell in love with some of the pooches! Some of them were so sweet and calm, and I just wanted to take them home with me! So I came to the realization that the minute I can realistically afford/house/care for a dog, I will get one. And then probably another one. And then another and another...Some people say getting tattoos is addicting - I'm going to have a canine addiction.
3) I like playing sports I didn't play in high school. Like volleyball. I've played the past two nights and really enjoyed it. In high school this wouldn't have been the case because I hated doing things I wasn't good at. Now, there is no pressure, just fun. I realize that I've mellowed out a lot since coming to college - I'm still competitive (let's be real, I'm a Worland, that'll never completely disappear), but I can actually enjoy competing without kicking, punching, or throwing things. I like to call this "progress". Plus, I get to hang out with my awesome roommate who I rarely see during the week...I don't see her "for dayzzzzzzz!" Haha.
4) Albuquerque is great. I thought coming to college that I was going to hate living here. Surprise! I love it. Getting involved with Young Life and The Mission has played a big part in my change of heart because both ministries have allowed me to meet amazing people and to live life with them. Playing volleyball under the lights. Laying on the rooftop hollering at the Greeks. Eating Oreos in the Dion's parking lot. It's great. Albuquerque nails home the adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Any city is amazing and offers unique opportunities - you just have to dig a little and get out of your comfort zone for awhile!
Find something you love to do, even if you're in a place you do not love. After all, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." Peace and blessings, y'all!