Now as much as this blog could be about the benefits of taking a PE class and working out, it's not.
It was hot. I was sweating for miles and miles. I swear I get PTSD trying to recall the events in the horrid gym, but I did survive it with the help of some high-quality pals.
On the first day, I went in to the class knowing the rumors of the horrible month to come. Also, I had no friends enrolled to endure it with me.
As I looked around the room, I glanced one more time with a smidge of hope that I might know someone. Of course, I was disappointed.
It was then that my instincts kicked in. Almost with a predator/prey notion, I looked for the easiest group of individuals to target that had the least likelyhood to shoot me down. I swear a golden light was shining from above on a group of girls that looked almost as ill-prepared as I was. They also looked a bit younger than me, so I could play up that cool "senior thing" that seems to work with underclassmen.
I marched on over and told them I knew no one and I was going to be their pal for the course of this class. And they were cool with it.
It was that easy.
From then on it was like we had known each other for years. We were stoked to see each other every day we had class. We laughed and told each other about what was going on in our lives, and complained about the class we all mutually hated. As if 4 hours together everyday wasn't enough, we all texted every night, too.
Without these girls, I honestly don't know if I would have gotten through summer school PE at all. And even better, we've stayed friends after the course ended.
Tonight as I'm writing this blog, I struggle to keep my eyes open because I had such a great time at Six Flags today with my “Summer Squad”.
The moral to this story is don't fear the unknown. Don't stand by yourself afraid to meet new people. The reward is worth it!