That's true. I am leaving on a jet plane. I will be leaving to go to Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday June 7.
That's closer than I'd like it to be. I am excited. I truly am. But I am also nervous. I keep playing the "what if" game with myself. What if my bags get lost? What if my passport gets lost? What if I get lost? I need to stop play that game. It's only detrimental to my excitement. Sometimes I wonder why I didn't just stick with SpringHill this summer. It's familiar. It's exciting. It's home. I guess that's why I couldn't stay there for the whole summer. God wanted me to step outside my comfort zone and experience another part of His world. I often wonder why. I wonder if I'm even cut out for traveling and teaching abroad. I guess I will never know unless I try. And that's exactly what I'm doing. I'm trying. I'm trying to follow God where He takes me. I'm trying to let Him be in control. But I just have so many questions. So many things I want answered. Still, I have to be ok with not having answers. God knows what he's doing with me. I just need to trust. Trust. Easier said than done.
So as I embark on this adventure, I'd like to take you, whoever you are, with me. I'd like to share my ups and downs. My excitements and my fears. Most of all, I'd like to share what God is teaching me about what it means to live in a new culture and practice humility.
Stay tuned. This summer shall be interesting.