Something new, something old
I don't try new things as often as I should. But that feeling of not knowing what to expect is a high that I enjoy each time there is an opportunity. I blogged a few months ago about "Firsts" and so many new things have happened since then, here's another look at first-time happenings!
There were opportunities galore when I was in Haiti to try new things...ate goat, plantain, rode in a tap tap (see picture below), left the US, (tried to) speak Haitian Creole, and got to ride on a moto! But there are plenty of opportunities right here in Evansville to get that experience of something new. An example from last week would be ultimate frisbee...
When the other team threw that frisbee toward us I had no idea what to do besides let the frisbee drop first and I guess run downfield. But three games, quite a bit of mud and sweat, and a several dropped passes later I look forward to our ultimate games! Our athletic training class has a great time playing together and may be the group that I stick with for another new experience. Roller derby. What started off as just a joke has become much more likely when we discovered there is a roller derby season here in Evansville!
Thanks to a roommate that had tickets, we were able to go to the Women's NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in Louisville! It was a spontaneous day trip there and back but was a lot of fun and definitely broke up the monotony of studying.
And when something new isn't peaking your interest...there's always your passions to fall back on. Yesterday the highlight of my day was being able to play pick-up baksetball when I didn't expect to have the time!