Monthly Archives: August 2013

Let’s Try to Talk

I feel like a bear.

It’s been 71 days since I arrived home from traveling the world. 71 days. I’ve only just come out of hibernation.

For 71 days, I have been sitting. Thinking. I have been avoiding people the way summers avoid cold fronts.

But, I do have some simple answers to the questions most people are asking:

Yes, I had a fantastic year. All 332 days on the field were harder than anything I’ve ever done. I’ve come back slightly changed.

In 21 days, I will move to Georgia to work with the organization (Adventures in Missions) that sent me on the trip. I have to fundraise a fourth of my income and I still don’t know where I will be living. I don’t have a car. But, I’m going anyways.

No, I don’t know what I want to do with my life. All I know is my next step: Gainesville, Georgia. And, no, it doesn’t bug me not to know.

But, it’s safe to say that I’m no longer acting like a bear. I may still look and smell like I belong in the forests I lived in this year. But, truly, I’ve had a shower.

So, I’m here. I’m ready to listen. Ready to talk. So, text me, call me or email me. Let’s catch up on the past year of what we both did. Let’s share stories over never ending cups of coffee. I’m ready. Are you?


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