Since I've been in a singles ward (for the second go-round), I've declared myself as a "back-row" mormon. I go to church, I'm nice to the people that are sitting in my vicinity.... but I rarely go to any activities. like, I think I've been to one in two years. I still get people that ask if I'm one of the new ones! I am very comfortable in my little bubble of "bolt as soon as the last 'Amen' is said".
So, just try to imagine my excitement, when I was called to the ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE.
(warning: diva moment)
go out of my way?
get out of my comfort zone?
attend an activity?
Well, this last weekend was our huge, multi-ward river rafting trip. Camping for 3 days in Wyoming with 168 people I hardly knew.
I registered about... 2 weeks ago.
I was called as a group leader as well, so that really sealed the deal.
It was a total blast. I fully enjoyed myself. really. I met a ton of new people. I laughed harder than I have in weeks. I made really good friends who were strangers just 24 hours before.
I am an idiot.
I am humbled.
I get it, I'm not in charge!
sometimes you don't know why you are where you are,
until you do what you have been asked to do.