It Hurts To Breathe

I take a deep breath in, and immediately regret it. My lungs start to freeze, the ice constricting my airway. I feel my heart start to slow, thump, thump, thump……..thump, thump……..thump…………thump. My throat closes up as I grab at it, trying to get it to start working again. I’m looking around, desperately trying to find help, but the sea of people around me continue on, walking a little faster as the wind kicks up. I’m dying.

Okay, so I’m being a little dramatic, but if you walked outside around 9 am, then you know what I’m talking about. Everything about being outside hurts. I swear, it’s like I walk out my front door to be met with a punch in the face from someone I thought was my best friend. It’s the physical pain, along with the deep betrayal that the sight of the sun brings.

And I had the opportunity of working today, which was grrreeeaaattt. Really. Because walking around campus in -20 degree weather is my life’s dream. And of course people showed up for the campus preview, even when they looked at the prospected weather, because it’s Northern Minnesota and people are crazy.

Thankfully, I was the first one to volunteer to stand at Oak Hall and hold the door open for the tour groups coming by. For those of you who don’t know what Oak Hall is, it’s the largest freshman residence hall at Bemidji State University. It’s also heated.

Bright side though, it should be warming up this week, hopefully just in time for my tour on Friday.

Also, for those of you who have been keeping up with my posts, I have started watching The Office again…. so I’m back in the black hole.