Thursday, April 22, 2010

free hugs

The other week Mizzou took part in the Free Hugs campaign. In case you don't know what it is watch the video above. There were a couple of guys in Lowry Mall with Free Hugs signs. I had always wondered if I would hug a free hugs person if I ever saw them. Well on my way back from nutrition I got the answer. I was tempted to just walk by, but I didn't want to be one of those people that you see in the video awkwardly walking by pretending not to notice. So I hugged one of the guys, and it made my day a little brighter that I didn't ignore a Free Hugs person. To be honest if I didn't know about the campaign beforehand I probably would have been creeped out by a couple guys I don't know asking for free hugs. It was a cool experience.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

almost there

I'm not going to do the school year end wrap up just yet, so I'll do a precursor to it.

I have to say that I'm glad I went out of town instead of staying in st. louis and going to Webster. I doubt i would have changed much or had as awesome experiences as I have had.

When I came back over spring break I figured out how much Columbia has become my home. Part of the reason is because I know where everything is in Columbia and I have forgotten where things in St. Louis are. It's the combination of the town and people that makes me love the place.

I don't really want to leave the town for 3 months that I've grown to love. While I love my youth group friends in St. Louis, I love my college friends just as much. There's so many different type of people that I've met and learned to love. I've got the ever reliable campus ministry kids, the fun/crazy/alcohol loving frisbee friends, and the raptor friends who are exactly like me (maybe I'll talk about them in the future). It's hard to imagine that I have to leave all of them for 3 months. Then there's my roommate who I've gotten to know well over the past 8 months and who's shown me a world of stuff I didn't know before. The idea of up and leaving a person that you've gotten to know so well is kind of a sad one.

So basically, I love Columbia and the idea of going back to St. Louis is a very bittersweet one. I want to be a Krew leader really bad and reconnect with those people, but I have to leave 90% of my friends for a 1/4 of a year that I've gotten to know. Yes, I know I'll see them for 9 months at a time for the next few years, but it's sad never the less.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

great video

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

picture of the day

I love everything about this picture

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I wonder how many people would do this. My campus minister's favorite thing to talk about is rest, and even though this isn't technically rest it is stopping and taking literally a minute out of our busy lives and enjoying the world. He always makes the point that we always have something in front of us, and we need to take time to chill. Even something as simple as looking at the sky and enjoying the sunny day.

Monday, April 5, 2010


I found out this weekend how much i miss "deep meaningful conversations." It goes without saying that the majority of college students don't regularly engage in conversations that require deep thought and bringing down emotional barriers. So, since august I have not had any 'dmc's as i call them. It didn't bother me one bit until this weekend when I came back home and was with allie and britt. Because the basic conversation of college students usually involves one of the following: the weather/classes/weekend party stories/majors/hometowns. It gets old really quick and talking about something other than those things was such a relief.

I didn't think I would ever hear myself saying that I enjoyed a dmc. Granted I was not the one talking about my life, which is not necessarily my favorite thing to do. It's hard to get a college student to delve into their past and think about how it effects them today; it just doesn't generally happen. So talking about why campfires/the dark make people spill their guts was a well needed relief.

Though, I don't think it makes me any more willing to spill my guts any time soon. But it makes me realize how nice it is to know people on more than just the surface level.