This is my last view of the tri-cities as I left for the UK.
8th of September 2014
So I made it to London. This statement is a mixture of relief and an overwhelming wave of the unknown. As soon as I got to my dorm all I could feel was fear. I feared I regretted the whole decision of coming to London and there was no going back. I feared judgment from my flat mates. I feared being alone. I was upset that I had ever dreamed of being so far away from home.
I was able to talk to some people back home and this was a wave of relief to me. I wasn’t alone. I had people back home supporting me, and encouraging me in this adventure. That gave me more energy and strength then I could have ever expected. Modern technology is such a blessing. I am so thankful that I can have connection with people on a different continent.
This was also a time I needed to lean into my God. I pressed into Him as I was facing all of this fear and uncertainty. This has been a time where I have really had to rely on God and trust his faithfulness. The day after I arrived was Sunday. I ended up going to Hillsong London because a friend of my told me I should check it out. This was such an encouraging first morning in London. I was just encouraged by the fact God is constant no matter what country I am in.
I think I am adjusting fairly well to things in London. The grocery stores are set up a bit differently. The food products are a tad different. There is an extreme lacking of quinoa in most stores; I’m going to have to figure out where to find some. They drive on the left hand side of the road, thank goodness I’m not driving. I also think that some of my sassiness is lost in translation so I am attempting to hold some of that back. I just hope I don’t loose my spunk in all of this, because I am much more reserved and shy here.
Well there is a taste of what I’m feeling jumping into a life in London.