Seven Weeks Out

Holy. Cow. Seven. Weeks.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year in the midst of a countdown. You’ve seen the countdown and some of you are counting along with me. The hashtag #TheFarewellTour is all over my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You know the drill. I’m preparing for a big move!

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year waiting to move. I have been desperately, eagerly anticipating beginning a new chapter of my life in a new country. If you’ve spoken with me for more than five minutes, you know that I’m excited!! I am PUMPED about the new opportunity and am excited to be moving. I’m blessed to have the chance to explore my passion in Uganda and am eager to do so. Over the course of the past three years, my work with the Uganda projects at Drake has made me tick. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I. Am. Very. Excited.

For the sake of transparency, though, I think it’s necessary that I present you with a bigger picture. Because as exciting as moving is, it’s also really, really scary. I’ve been waiting for the moment when this would start to feel real. Well… it’s real now! And I’m scared.

I’m moving 8000 miles away, starting a new job, moving into a new home, and meeting new people. That is great and that is scary. I want to capture these feelings as they happen because this will be over before I know it. I hope you all come along for the ride and join me on this huge adventure!

Here’s what I need from you:

1. Bear with me. I’m extra emotional lately! Laugh with me, cry with me, and be patient with me.

2. Talk with me. It is important to me that my friends and family in the US are part of this transition.

3. Learn about my new home. Challenge your assumptions about Uganda and take the time to understand what it’s really like.

4. Pray for me! If you’re a praying person, please pray for me over the next few months. Ask God to give me discernment and to bless each moment of my journey.

“For the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your guard.”