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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...

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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!

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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.

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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!     

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