The less-than-two-week countdown has begun. I have 10 days (considering it's past midnight, so it's Wednesday), T-E-N, ten days until I depart. Holy moly. And, here I am way up past midnight, blogging when I should me resting to gear up for the next days packing/preparing adventure. Fun times.
Worry #1- Flying into San Pedro Sula and making my way to Copan Ruinas with all of my stuff, in one piece, safely.
Currently worry #2- Bugs. Go ahead, you can chuckle. You all know that I am NOT a bug person. Blah! But, Honduras has all sorts of things... one of them being scorpions. Really? A scorpion? Oh man. And, cockroaches, spiders, other creepy looking things.
I have to remind myself that I am doing this to get out of my comfort zone, learn more things about myself (will I actually be able to live with these... creatures one day?) and be more open. I also remind myself that volunteers wouldn't still be going if someone got seriously injured or died from a bad bug bite or attack. ... right?
Ha, these are the things I am thinking about now. A little window into the musings of my mind. :) So many people have asked me what I think my plans will be when I return from Honduras (out of valid concern and interest, as I did leave an amazing job). I usually respond with something like, "I really don't know. Maybe I will return to Children's, but at least I have the option of going somewhere else." Usually the person then nods in understanding and we move on. But, in my head I am thinking, "I have NO idea!! I haven't even left yet!" My focus right now is on the aforementioned AND surviving the packing/seeing people/trying not to panic. I am a little preoccupied freaking out about the present, that I really have no time, nor energy, to freak out about the future. :)
One day I will laugh about this and tell the story to my grandkids.
Please pray for me. I need all the extras that I can get. Oh, and Happy Advent! Christmas is cominggggg. :)