Ten days from now I begin my adventure abroad working, living, and eating (yum) with some of the most compassionate and loving people on the planet. I will leave behind many of the comforts that have become an integrated part of my life. I will no longer be so focused on the content displayed on an LCD screen, yet I will be able to look up and let go while fully immersing myself in such an amazingly unique culture. Soon I will be stepping on a plane that will will take me to my final destination: Northern Thailand. Away from western influence, I will be able to learn the culture and customs of these amazing local communities.
In the coming days before my departure, I am blessed to be able to relax, catch up with friends and family, and prepare for this amazing time abroad. It’s tough to know how to prepare for this culture shock that I am about to experience, but I know that I will grow through the initial difficult times abroad. So rather than fear
this change and shock, I will embrace it with open arms.
Before I sign off, I rcently purchased a new SLR camera for the trip and a simple love of photography. I have been taking advantage of this new purchase and the beautiful foliage in New England. Enjoy my first blog post, and I ask for you to pray for me as I prepare for my time abroad.