Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm Ready.

Everyone told me that I would have "Senioritis" by now, that I would be dying to get out of high school and as far away from my family as possible. But, I haven't really found that to be the case.

Sure, I can't wait to never have to sit through a physics lecture again, but every time I drive home from school there's a rush of feelings that flood through me: sadness because I'll soon be leaving the past, excitement because I'll soon be going into the future, and most of all a feeling of readiness. I'm ready. Its not that I "can't wait" to leave, I'm even a little scared to leave, but I do know that I'm ready.

So, in less than four months I will board on an airplane and fly across the pacific ocean to Sydney Australia which will be my new home for six months.

I have the same feelings about this trip as I do about graduating: excitement, fear, and readiness. I really have no idea if I'm actually "ready" to go to Australia but I do know that even if I'm not, God is, and He'll help get me there.

This blog is a place where I'll be able to write not only what I'm doing and experiencing but also what I'm feeling and I hope that by now you've started to understand what I'm feeling right now.

I'm ready. I'm ready to graduate. I'm ready to take a full leap of faith across the pacific. And most of all, I'm ready to be 8,582 miles away from home, for at least a little while.