Pretty much every day here in Denmark, I find myself learning something new.
Today I learned that even though it’s May and it still feels like February, it’s normal to go to amusement parks.
Yeah, that wouldn’t really happen back home. It wouldn’t be too… what’s the word… amusing.
So, we had a team outing at a place somewhat like Six Flags… but it was closer to Three Flags, and in weather that was similar to a wind storm in November.
It’s called this: Fårup Sommerland (wasn’t much summer about this land)
Anyway, I went. And I enjoyed it. And I took some photos. So I’ll share those below right here.
Janni and Kris after they told the little kids they couldn’t play anymore
Janni and me laying on the train tracks like badasses
Janni and me running for our lives after Kris jokingly told us the train was coming…and soon after that we’d find out just how much grease is put on a railroad track.
Me being awesome as usual.
Aside from that bit of fun – let’s see if I can sum up the last week in a numbered list! Yay!
1. We tied Brondby 1-1 which means we’re still able to win the league, which is awesome.
2. The cats are starting to tell their friends about my residence and more and more keep coming over for visits.
3. I have a new friend that lives close to my apartment but IS NOT allowed in. See photo below.
4. It is very difficult to order from a Chinese food place when you don’t speak Danish or Chinese.
5. Hot dogs are a big deal here.
6. The word “slut” means “end” not “whore”
7. It makes life more fun when you sing “Clouds over Hjorring” to the beat of “Bombs over Baghdad”)
8. There’s a girl who plays for Brondby that has four tattoos of #8 on her body. Pictures to come.
9. The girls on the team asked me what the difference was between fast food in America and fast food in Denmark. I said it’s simple, it’s fast. #everythinghereisslower #butontheotherhandtheynevermessuporders
And I think that’s all for now. Not as exciting as it seems. Let me tell you.
But anyway, I always have to leave with a little bit of this or that. This time you’re going to get the that.
That: Oh yeah, how about some soccer. Recently, I’ve been playing different positions. Sometimes center mid. Sometimes outside mid. Sometimes coming off the bench. Sometimes starting. Mentally it isn’t always easy to keep it right. To keep that confidence. But what I’ve learned is that if you need to find your confidence from outside resources, it might not ever come. It’s gotta be something within. Some dusty storage bin that, if needed, you can open up and use. I say dusty because it’s a backup. If you’re not feeling the usual swag-fidence, you have something to fall back on.
You know there are times when you will go practice after practice without getting a good job from your coach. Right? It happens to everyone. So, next time you don’t think you’re getting the praise you deserve, open up your bin, light that fire cracker, and let it shine my friends.