As we make our way home from South Carolina after vacation, reality begins to settle in for me. I’m starting my second year of university, while my heart is in another country. I wish there were a way I could fix that. I wish I could be doing the school thing here while starting my ministry in Honduras.
This past week has been one of great adventures and many lessons! Last Wednesday (8/8/12), I went on an adventure with a good friend of mine. I woke up thinking I was going to be spending the day at her house with her family, but was in the mood for an adventure. So of course, I texted Maddie to see if she was up for adventuring with me and we were set to discover more of the world (or at least Ohio)! Once I arrived at her house, which is about 35 minutes away from mine, we made a plan to travel up to Lake Erie, and go to a beach in Port Clinton, Ohio. After making pit stops at the gas station, target (for band-aids and lotion) and Panera Bread, we finally made it to the beach a little before 5.
I was sitting at a friends house a couple of hours ago, and I was sharing with her a blog post about it being okay for us to say “no” to things. I have become notorious for saying “yes” too quickly. Christina was great at encouraging me to practice saying no more often, because she can see how it has been cluttering my life. It’s not that I can’t say “no”, it’s that I really enjoy doing things for other people and being there if people need me.