I graduate in two semesters and three weeks, but I have no idea where my life is going. I have been waiting on the Lord for some time now, but I am confused about where He is leading me. I do know how ever that I want to leave the US. For a while now I have been feeling antsy. I am ready for something new. I am excited to see the world. My heart beats faster whenever I hear or see a plane (especially little ones). In an effort to hurry while I wait, I have been looking at places to go and serve.
I am still working on my Peace Corp application. It is the longest application I have ever filled out (and it likes to “accidentally” delete parts of the completed sections). This is my number one choice (I want to go to Africa and work with orphans), but due to the reality of my families wishes and the growing debt crisis in the United States, I don’t have too much riding on it. (However, I am not forgetting that I worship a supernatural God and He moves mountains for people).
I have just submitted an application to go and teach English in Asia. My darling cousin and my mother have been encouraging me to do this. I am patiently waiting to hear back from the organization.
I am excited to see where I am going a year from now.
Strike the bell and bide the danger.
Or wonder ‘til it drives you mad,
What would have followed, if you had."
The Magician’s Nephew
I am taking a class about African History and have the strong desire to go to Africa and explore. Luckily, I just have to hang onto this wish for four years as my family and I are going to Kenya in 2014. But that is so far away. I wish that a) international travel was a little less expensive, b) that international travel didn’t take so long to plan for, and c) I had the money to just get up and go whenever the urge hit me. This will be the summer in which I am really going to feel the lack of travel. The summer of 2009 I spent some time in Indonesia and this past summer I split my time between helping to prep a team for Indonesia, waiting tables and traveling around with the middle school group. But this summer is different. I am not sure if I will be able to be working with middle-schoolers and I doubt I will be working so many flexible hours. Instead, I hope to be interning in a museum and I know that taking time off to go somewhere fun is not likely an option. So, I’ll dream of Africa and hope that I get a chance to go travel sometime before 2014.