Well, what started out as a wild and crazy idea to me has become uncomfortably scary. When I signed up to go on this trip to Europe this summer, I didn’t have anywhere near the funds to pay for it, let alone feed myself. After lots of pondering and praying, I felt impressed to go for it. When I acted on that prompting, many crazy things happened and here I am. I’m still not financially secure, but I feel confident that I can scrape by.
It’s gone from one craziness to the next. When I turned in my birth certificate to receive my passport, I was sent a letter in response after about a month. Apparently, my birth certificate is missing the date it was recorded. This must be an absolutely earth-shattering problem considering the fact that I’ve had the same copy since I was born. It’s difficult for me not to be infuriated by this situation. If someone had told me to fix this years ago, I wouldn’t have to worry about this delay right now. I don’t understand why it’s good enough for everyone else, but not the passport people. It’s going to work out, though. I just know it!
Anyway, it’s been a bit stressful for me to realize how much money I’m actually having to put toward this endeavor. Expenses I never foresaw -such as shoes that actually don’t kill you while walking miles and miles- have begun to pile up and I almost feel panicked by this. I almost never spend money on myself, especially not on good quality things.
Actually, finding good shoes to buy is hard! I bought two pairs of shoes that will be arriving tomorrow and a few other things I’m excited about. I want to make sure that I have very few problems within my control haha because I know I’ll have quite a few problems that I won’t be able to foresee. So, a little stressful.
All that aside, I’m starting to get excited about Europe. I can’t believe that I am going to see the world, up-close and personal! As I’ve worked on assignments for my class, the anticipation has begun to build tremendously. My classes are so interesting and I love all that I’m learning about.
Even though things seem to be up and down for me right now, no matter what happens, this is certainly an adventure. It’s an experience of a lifetime! I can’t wait to learn about cultures hands-on, explore the arts of the world, and learn about myself as well. I can’t wait!