Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 07 September 2010 13:59As many of you probably know, I spent the summer rehabbing my knee in Hutchinson at Pinnacle Sports Medicine.
Being crippled all summer was generally awful, but the incredibly professional, humorous and kind workers at the clinic made the situation as positive as it could have been.
I actually wrote this column in text-message form a few weeks ago. I woke up at 4 a.m. and couldn’t sleep with so many thoughts swimming in my head. I picked up my phone, furiously poked my thumbs around on the keyboard, sent it to myself (four full messages, in total), and recently came back to the texts to put them into logical newspaper sense.
While my descriptions of the following people are a little goofy and might make it seem like we never did any...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:41You know those crazies who run their mouths about there being “a reason for everything”? Well, I hope you don’t think they’re too insane, because I’m one of them.
After a summer full of tons of laughs, lots of TV, one very gimpy knee, and some lessons that have been hard to swallow, I can see exactly why I was sent back to Hillsboro for a few months.
For those of you who don’t know, I had planned to stay in Chicago for the summer—taking summer classes, working at my awesome job, living in an apartment with two of my friends, going to the beach every day…. Basically, having fun doing whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.
Instead, I blew out my knee right before finals (surgery No. 3) and had to come back to my...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:50Slowing down? Taking it easy? Relaxing? Yeah, these aren’t things Abi Humber usually chooses to do. Ever since she was a wee child, she’s wanted to be out and about, observing the world and everything in it.
I’m going to stop writing in third person because it’s a lot more than my exhausted, sleep-deprived brain wants to handle right now. Why am I so tired and sleep-deprived? I’m so glad you asked. That’s just what this column is going to address! Well, sort of.
The recent time I have spent doing almost nothing because of my knee recovery has opened my eyes to the huge difference between my pace of life at school and my new, slower pace at home. I’ve seen that I just…don’t stop. It’s not necessarily a bad thing in...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 22 June 2010 18:45In case you haven’t noticed, I have the gift of gab. That might even be an understatement. My dad recently told me I possessed “Olympic-level” verbal communication abilities while others tended to be at the “Hershey’s Track Meet level.”
My parents first noticed, when I was about 2 years old, that I was “spirited.” They couldn’t reply to my toddler ramblings with a “Yeah, OK Abi,” or a mindless “Mm-hmm.” I wanted conversation!
My mom likes to tell a story from when I was 3, and she and my dad played “the silent game” with me, trying to buy just a minute of silence. Once, I responded with, “But I have so many words!” I couldn’t imagine even a moment of holding all my thoughts inside.
It seems that, as...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 08 June 2010 17:14The other day at lunch, I was talking with my mama about this column. We acknowledged that I haven’t written anything particularly light or humorous lately, and I sort of don’t like that. As we talked, though, I realized this is where I am in my life.
I’m walking (well, limping) through a valley. I am trying to stay positive, but it’s hard to write about cheery, sunshiny things when my heart and mind just aren’t there.
I recently started a blog just like everyone else on the planet, but it’s been good for me. Only a few of my close friends know about it, so it’s a place for me to be brutally honest in my writing (like a diary, sometimes).?But since I’m publishing it, my thoughts are more refined, focused and organized...
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