In a few hours I am going to embark on a journey of a lifetime. I have been talking about moving to Indonesia for about a year. The process to get to this moment has been long and hard, but wonderful. I have learned so much about trust and the fact that sometimes you just have to step out in faith and do something hard.
This year is going to be challenging. It is hard to pack up and leave what is comfortable and familiar. I have come to really love Harrisonburg and the people here. It is hard to say goodbye to that phase of life and move on to the unknown. But while at the same time I am sad to leave, I am excited for the uncertainty. I think that has been the most fun part of the whole journey is learning to embrace the unknown. It is ok to not know all of the little details–because those little details work themselves out and then you can enjoy every moment of life to it’s fullest.
I think I’m ready. But I guess it doesn’t really matter if I’m ready or not, because Jakarta, here I come!!!!
Enjoy the journey! Keep us posted.
Katie this is so exciting! I wish you the best in the next step of your journey. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite quotes by Donald Miller that I hope will encourage you as you start something new!
“We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it? It might be time for you to go. It might be time to change, to shine out. I want to repeat one word for you: Leave. Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit. It is a beautiful word, isn’t it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don’t worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed.”–Donald Miller
I love that quote! Very applicable to my journey. Thank you for sharing it!