I am a big fan of Quickish. If you are a sports lover, you need to know this site. Quickish basically takes all of the best articles, tweets, and general news from the sports world and gathers it in one clean space.
But even if you aren't a sports person, you might like Quickish all the same. Because some of the best stories I've ever read have been found from tips allocated from Quickish, like this one about Mo Isom.
It's rare that I read an entire article word-for-word. But this article by Jordan Conn for Grantland made me shut off the TV and read for a good 20 minutes, completely entranced. Conn's writing is impeccable, but Isom's story is the kind that inspires to the point of conviction.
In short: Mo Isom is a former LSU soccer player who is trying to earn a spot on the LSU football team as a kicker. And as a girl.
But her story is about so much more than football. I'm going to implore you to take 20 minutes out of your day to read it because you'll be better for it. But here's the epitome:
"There was this renewed zeal and purpose," she says. "I felt like God was revealing to me that he wanted me — and everyone, really — to live fearlessly and boldly, in faith." All her life, Isom had made safe choices, trying things when she knew she'd succeed. "It had been difficult for me to make choices that might not turn out how I envisioned," she says. "That had to change."
"One day in the shower, I just had this moment of incredible clarity," she says. If she wanted to "live boldly," she realized, then perhaps she should play football.
Mo's story gave me renewed zeal and purpose for my own story, and really, it couldn't have come at a better time. I'm so grateful for her courage and commitment; she is setting an example like none other!
Good luck as you try out this week, Mo! There are multitudes of people praying for you!