A New Adventure
"Gullibility is the key to all adventures. The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life." - G.K. Chesterton
I'm not quite sure if I agree with the first part of what Mr. Chesterton said here but I do think it's true that the greenhorn has a definite advantage when it comes to seeing the true scope and impact of an undertaking. If it isn't true then at least it's a nice thought since I'm currently the greenhorn. My name is Jordan Voges.
Since character developement appears to have gone out the window at the moment, I'll just go ahead and tell you about myself. I was born in Marshall, Minnesota, where my two older brothers (Nathan, 24, and Jon, 21) were also born. In 1997 (ish) I moved to my current home in Pequot Lakes where my sister (Megan, 9) was born. It's a small town but it is filled to the brim with it's characters, opportunities, and charm being heavily wooded and pock-marked with lakes. The summers here have always been a liberation both from winter and from school. I spent my entire school career here and have made many friends and memories some of which I may or may not reffer to later seeing as how I love to tell stories about them.
I've experienced much that this place has to offer and have found that I love to do quite a few things. Reading, writting, biking, swimming, acting on stage, singing in choir, learning in school, playing outside, hiking and adventuring through the woods at my dad's house, having coffee with friends, going to the movies, playing magic the gathering (I'm a nerd sometimes), kayaking, fishing, building snow forts, tubing, and just all around trying to live life.
Yet for everything that this place has given to me, I am more than glad to be heading off to college. I remember my first day of kindergarten: I walked into Mrs. Duos's room and looked up at the tall, teal walls and said, "Wow! This place is big." In response, a young boy named Dominic replied, "Yes it is." We became best friends that day. At senior orientation last fall, I was driving up to the school with Dom and unknowingly I said, "Dom, I'm too big for this place." to which he appropriately replied, "Yes you are."
So where do I turn to from this small town in order to escape? A small college in a large city. I will be going to concordia to attain my pre-seminary studies. Equally important, I hope I can grow as a human being. I want chances to help other people. To learn about other cultures. To expand my own mind. To give glory to God more than I have. Who knows what I'll become. Maybe Indiana Jones (probably my favorite movie series ever fyi). Whatever waits for me in St. Paul, I know that God will lead me every step of the way and I find some comfort in that.
Here we are then. At the start of a new adventure. New people. New, teal walls. As far as first introductions go, I don't think this one was too bad. Maybe it showed you that I can be long winded when typing. Or, perhaps, that I'm a nerd who plays Magic the Gathering. This is only a small part of me, though, and I promise that there is more that I hope to share with all of you (I really hope there's more because if this it...). I'm excited to meet each of you and hear your stories as well as the many more that are at Concordia when the time comes. For now, I will be content to no longer hold up on the couch , looking at the beautiful day outside, and, instead, will hopefuly go biking even though it's a little windy. Peace out and God bless.