As you can see here:
|I think the words that came out of my|
mouth after this selfie was taken
were, "Wow, this is so fun! I'm in
a truck covered in camo!"
|I even happily volunteered to stand |
amongst the tree stumps and leaves.
Thankful to have had her to lean on today.
Cousins truly do make the best friends.
However, I wasn't dressed for the occasion, so as soon as the first little gusts of wind began, I almost had to quit and walk back to the car. (This was before the tournament had even started... Need I say more?) Now pondering back to that moment, I can say without a doubt that I was truly miserable. All I could think about was how desperately I wished I were at the plaza down the street shopping my worries away. I wished I were anywhere, but stranded in the middle of the woods being blown away by the ice cold wind. Quite the alternative to the weather, and my day, yesterday...
An hour and a half into this whole shin-dig, I stepped in a very deceiving giant mud/dirt/water puddle, and my foot sunk ankle deep into this nasty mixture of nasty things that I'd rather not even talk about. (Don't worry, the muddy concoction washed off, so my fav boots made it out alive and unharmed :-) In case you were wondering.) After that little episode, I decided it was finally time to throw in the towel. I washed my boots off, cranked up the car, turned the heat to full blast, unthawed, and drove subconsciously to the nearest TJMaxx. I was in need of some retail therapy. I swear, just the sight of designer handbags has the ability to turn my entire day around. LOL.
We explored a little more of Statesboro, which has become a city that I absolutely adore. The small-town feel is so sweet, and reminds me a little of Carrollton. There are a few remarkably chic boutiques, and I don't know what girl doesn't appreciate a remarkably chic boutique. I mean, come on.
|White Mocha Freezer and White Mocha|
Iced Coffee. (We obviously love White
Mocha. Sorry, not sorry.)
We stumbled across this adorable Italian coffee drive-thru shop, Ellianos. I highly suggest Statesboro coffee lovers check it out!
Overall, this was actually a fantastic day. I learned that it's good to explore other's hobbies and appreciate nature in the same way I do those handbags and boutiques. I learned the significance of why everyone is different, and why those differences are what make us who we are. I learned that making memories with the people I love can transform something "miserable" into something memorable. I learned that it's important to show some type of interest in all categories of life because there's always something that can be gained from every experience. I learned that abandoning your comfort zone and letting loose for a while is good for the soul. I learned that spending time with people who mean the most is a beautiful thing, no matter the circumstances; rain, shine, scorching heat, or windy blizzard.
I also learned that (before your foot sinks into the mud) despite the odds, it is actually possible to be fashionable while exploring a murky, water-logged, forested area.
Statesboro, I sincerely thank you.