Asia.  As soon as I hear this word my stomach tightens. I know excitement is up ahead. We have worked our butts off to get here it still doesn’t feel real. It doesn’t feel like in just a few days I will be boarding an airplane for an eighteen hour flight.

When I think of this trip I still haven’t bothered to find out about the details. I think it is more exciting this way. Two months, three countries, a bunch of friends, what more is there to ask for?

I am looking forward to this trip. Another chance to challenge myself to soak up everything I can; to learn, to expand my thoughts and ideas, and really embrace another’s way of living. This is what life is all about, leaving your comfort zone.

This trip is going to stretch me. By living with people from different countries, I will experience so much more. By attending lectures from the people who live in these countries, I feel like my general understanding of these countries is going to greatly increase.

So here I am getting ready to say goodbye to the familiar and take on something totally different. I am ready; I know I can do this. God will be my guide and I will follow in his footsteps.

I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Proverbs 4:11-13