In exactly one month I will begin my journey, my next phase in life, a new chapter in my book. Nobody said it would be easy and probably for a very good reason. Name any emotion you can think of and chances are, I’m currently feeling it. Everything
is set. I’ve got my passport, my visa, my plane ticket, a place to live, a job lined up, classes registered… the only thing not done is my house. I haven’t even started packing. This month will go by fast. And yet, I’m calm. The stress doesn’t get to me. I’ve chosen not to focus on the little things here at home. (Not to worry, I’ll get it done…even if it’s at the last-minute). I’m focusing on the bigger picture: My next destination. The world is out there waiting for me. I was talking to my good friend the other day that is currently living in Australia and she shared with me something her
grandpa had sent her recently.
“Just remember, that all good things that come to us are a blessing from God–we can
never take credit for success on our own. All the good we are able to do is because God has blessed us, not because we ourselves are better than others.”
To which I replied:
“It’s like.. why me? Why did God choose me. I’m not perfect for the job. In fact, I don’t even know what the job is. All I know is that I am LUCKY to be doing the things that I am doing. BLESSED. It’s by God’s grace that I have the freedoms that I have. And it’s because I’m not perfect that I am going. The people I will meet. The culture I will see. God’s creation. Completely humbled.”
This next phase in my life isn’t about me. It never has been. I want to better myself so that I can be better for others. I feel incredibly lucky to have this opportunity to go. It’s the things I will learn, the experiences I will have, and the people I will meet that will change me.
I cannot forget to point out how much all of you have helped me get to this point. I have received so much love and support, it is unreal. I will be forever grateful. I know that I’m not going alone. I will never be alone. All of you, my friends and family, you will all be there with me.