Today I went to the Bruins game!! For those of you (like me before today) who don’t know, they’re Boston’s hockey team. I woke up this morning feeling horrid like literally I thought I had the flu, and then I dragged myself reluctantly out of bed. Thank goodness because apparently I’m a major Bruins fan!! You never know when you’re going to discover new interests, I was completely flabbergasted. There is such a rush to be in a sporting arena, especially when you’re close to the action. The burst of adrenaline that we all felt as the Bruins scored each goal was intangible, and the sudden excitement that I felt to be a part of a team community was spectacular. Everyone boarded the T together and gallivanted into the stadium with yellow and black jerseys dotting the sidewalk. It was riveting like I can’t even explain. And, I was with a delightful friend. We discovered our mutual adoration for hockey at the exact same moment while cheering in the third period as they clinched the win.
I’ve learned two things from today. The first being that no matter how awful you feel, you’ll inevitably feel better if you (can) force yourself out of bed and surround yourself with gleeful people. The second is that you absolutely never know when you’ll discover a new interest or passion or hobby. Before today, no one in a million years would’ve predicted that I would like sports. But, alas, here I am, an avid Bruins fan. Venture outside of your comfort zone, what’s the worst that could happen?!