My 7th Grade Fail
The morning finally arrived. My 7th grade vacation I had been waiting for all year! We all stuff into the van as I think to myself "I feel like I am forgetting something, but what is it?!" Like any middle schooler, I convince myself that I remembered everything, regardless of what my gut was saying. By 5 AM we hit the open road heading from Maine to Pennsylvania for the bros trip. Just guys, doing guy things on a guy trip.
After 13 hours in the car, we arrive late at night to the cabin. We all run in and find the best bunk bed we could find (They were all the same). I find the perfect one and we all start unpacking. Shoes, socks, underwear, pants, shorts everything was being laid out.
Then I realized: "Wait, where are all my shirts"?
Needless to say, for this weeklong trip, I forgot all of my shirts. Thank God it was a guys trip because I ended up wearing the same shirt that was on my back for several days (One Above). You could call me a ladies man.
When it comes down to it, I wish I trusted my gut before I got into that van. Sometimes that "gut feeling" is just your brain alarming you of something you missed.
How many of us have not trusted our gut and then regretted it later? Maybe a job opportunity, a rash decision, or even worse a relationship.
We often ignore the odd feeling that "Something is missing" or "Something is not right" and it's often dangerous in relationships. Regardless if your gut is right or not, pursue that feeling to its end. At the least, give your gut a chance.