The Weekend WOW: My State of Belonging and “Wandering” with Gungor

Throughout any given week, I strive to share illuminating captivating inspiring blunt soul-stirring things on my Twitter and Facebook. At the end of the week, I condense the very best of Internetdom into a WOW-tastic blog post I call The Weekend WOW. And what a wonderful WOW-tastic week on the World Wide Web it was.

+ WOW what an illuminating quiz: Time‘s “Which State Matches Your Personality?” Apparently someone with infinite time on their hands started conducting a study 13 years ago, determining the various personalities of the 48 contiguous states (sorry, Hawaii and Alaska). Then, Time produced a quiz for people to take and see where they “belong.” Of all the possible states, apparently I belong — where else? — in the state that produced my worst nightmares and greatest joy: North Carolina. Take the quiz for yourself and comment where you belong!

+ WOW what a captivating TV show: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. You’d probably have to be a fan of the original Once Upon a Time to want to give this one a go, but in many ways, this spin-off feels more “focused” than the original, foregoing an entire realm of Fairy Tale World characters to follow Miss Alice on her long lost love story with Cyrus, a genie. (Yes, a genie. Jafar’s in this show too. IT MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU WATCH IT.) Give it 3 episodes, and if you’re not hooked, I feel sorry for your stone cold heart.

+ WOW what an inspiring tweet: I referenced Paul Angone in Struggle Central, and this guy is an inspirational quote-machine. As I currently process my experience at the Storyline conference and plot visions of a fantastical life forward, I’ve grown particularly enamored by Angone’s latest tweet of glory:

+ WOW what a blunt blog post: Donald Miller’s “What Jesus Taught Me About Walking Away From People.” I want to be like Donald Miller, because Donald Miller says stuff that sounds “off” but is in actuality completely true. Jesus walked away from people; He did. And how wise we would be if we walked away from certain people, too.

+ WOW what a soul-stirring song: Gungor’s “Wandering,” from their latest I Am Mountain album. Talk about a ballad from the soundtrack of my life. I don’t know about y’all, but when I close my eyes and listen to this song, I see myself walking. Driving. Flying. Crawling. Falling. Stumbling through this world…

What was the best part of Internet this week? What US state do you belong in?

  • Ken C

    I belong to New Jersey!! Interesting. Jersey is the state I stay the second longest after California.

    • TMZ

      How ironic!

  • MLYaksh

    I was told Georgia was my state. I couldn’t agree more! #IHeartGA

    • TMZ

      You’re just a regular Georgia Peach!

  • Rebecka

    Apparently, I belong in Georgia. I would have never guessed!

    • TMZ

      I feel like this quiz was quite rigged for Georgia…so many people got that state.

  • Chris

    New Mexico

    • TMZ

      Oooh, nice! Such a desolate mystique.