Five Minute Friday: Crowd

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Welcome to FIVE MINUTE FRIDAYS with Lisa Jo Baker!

About 5 Minute Fridays:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat. No editing. No backtracking. No over thinking. (OK, maybe just a little.)
2. Link back to Lisa Jo’s site: LisaJoBaker.com
3. Visit the person before you and leave a comment to encourage them.

Today’s prompt: CROWD

I so love the idea of being places where there are lots of people. Festivals, celebrations, shows, etc. Somehow it creates in me a feeling of belonging. That I’m somehow included and not left out. Being left out, or the feeling of it, is awful.

The problem is… I don’t like to be in crowds. In fact, my kids have never been to a theme park because of that fact. It was quite evident the morning my oldest was playing a game at church. The youth pastor said two things and the kids had to decide which side they were on and run to it. Everything was going fine until he said “SeaWorld or Six Flags”. My daughter stood alone in the middle. She didn’t know what either one was and ended up shrugging her shoulders and running to a side.

I went to Disney once (ONCE) and didn’t like it. (I know. The Disney fans just fainted.) It was not the happiest place on earth for me. There were too many people. Too much waiting. Too many long lines with sweaty people. It.was.too.much.

I’m more of an explore as you go person. I love climbing the side of a mountain, hiking through the woods, fishing in a lake, etc. Activities that actually allow my brain to rest and my heart to hear. To experience new things and spaces.

I do brave crowds occasionally, but they are not my favorite.

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