It was time to write a post about an Adventure category topic, but I recently have not gone on a crazy adventure. Life has been busy in other ways, and I have been enjoying my time with those around me in a more relaxed setting. So, an Adventure category topic was not going to happen this week.
Therefore, I spent some time trying to decide what I should write about this week by scrolling through some recent pictures that I have taken. What a good idea that was because I decided what I would like to write about!
This past weekend, a friend and I took the above picture in downtown Appleton after getting coffee with a few of our other friends. My friend and I met last year within the first few days of the fall semester. I was a new student at Saint Norbert College, and, as most freshmen do, I was approaching booths that clubs were putting together to become involved and connected on campus. One of these booths was for CRU, and my friend was hosting it! I approached the booth, introduced myself, and posed questions about CRU. My friend provided answers to my questions, but wouldn’t let me leave until she asked a question herself. Hearing my name, she asked who I was dating. That sounds strange, but she quickly added that the brother of her best friend from back home started dating a girl named Britney that was a freshman at Saint Norbert College, and she was wondering if that was me. How crazy! It was me! Ever since this encounter, this girl and I became friends, and we now are in a Bible Study together. It has been fun connecting with her not only here at school but also back in her home town with my boyfriend and my boyfriend’s sister. This situation is simply a good reminder that it is a small world 🙂
I had another encounter this semester with one of my residents that was also a good reminder of how small our world can be when it comes to being in relationships with others. My brother is a freshman at UW-Platteville, and he started connecting with one of the girls that he met early in the semester. It was another casual day when he texted me and randomly asked if I knew a certain individual. He provided me with her name, and I immediately was taken back. The name he inquired with me about was one of my residents! Confused, I texted him and asked how he knew my resident. Shortly after, he responded saying that the girl he has been talking to is best friends with my resident. That is so crazy! From across the state, my brother is connecting with a girl who is best friends with a girl who lives a couple doors down from me!
A similar situation happened last year between myself and my friend who attends school in Minnesota. My friend became close with another girl at her college who was best friends with a girl that I worked with on the ALIVE Team at Saint Norbert College.
These are not the only examples I have of how I have become connected with people because of knowing others, and it is quite an exciting experience. I am almost tempted to put a link for the song “It’s A Small World (After All)” by Richard M and Robert B Sherman, but I won’t.
Feel free to comment below about a connection you have made from knowing another person!