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A dream SoCal Adventure

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A few months ago when I first got accepted into the Peace Corps my parents asked me what I wanted to do before leaving. Naturally I said go to Disneyland because it's the magical and my favorite place. I also wanted to go to Universal Studios so I could go to Harry Potter World and experience the magic their. So we began planning our trip. Tuesday and Wednesday Disneyland and Thursday Universal. 

         My parents drove down before me because I needed to work on Monday. I was able to snag a cheap ticket to John Wayne Airport with Southwest and got to SoCal late Monday night. I love flying so I will choose to fly over drive absolutely any day. 

         On Tuesday we woke up early and got to Disneyland when it opened, we had a character breakfast Ariel's Grotto which was magical because I was able to meet all my favorite princesses. After that we spent the entire day in Disney having the time of our lives. We got to go to Club 33 eat the best food, drink, and laugh, so much lau…

It's just a waiting game now.

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"I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday."
         My goal for the past five years has been to move to Uganda and teach English full time. Jesus has provided away through the Peace Corps in order for me to get to Uganda. Now I realize that most of you have been living this journey with me or reading it through this blog so you know that this has been my goal and that it's really happening. It's finally reality but this reality doesn't happen for twenty days. So right now this is all a waiting game. 
"It's finally reality but this reality doesn't happen for twenty days."         Waiting to move, waiting to say goodbye, waiting to pack up my life, waiting to say hello to this beautiful adventure, waiting to have my biggest dream come true, and waiting for God to use this next season of my life to build His kingdom. There is honestly so much to wait for many of it good, however some of the things I am waiting for I am dreading. 
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Adventure is Out There.

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27 Days!
In twenty-seven days I will beginning an adventure of a lifetime. On November 5th at six in the morning I will be on my way to D.C for a two day staging event. I'm not entirely sure what the staging event entails. All I know is that it's an intense orientation into the Peace Corps. However, this isn't what I want to talk about. I want to talk about how real it feels now that this adventure is so close I can taste. 
         I am so excited, in just four weeks I am going to be on an adventure of a life time. My five year dream of living in Uganda is finally coming true. I look up Peace Corps videos and blogs to see what people's lives are like while in country and I get so giddy about my upcoming move. I get so excited when people ask me what I am up to and I get to tell them about the Peace Corps. You better believe that I bring up the Peace Corps in almost all conversations with people I know and with strangers I can't keep this next adventure to myself and…

Queen of Katwe

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“Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong. You belong where you believe you belong. Where is that for you?” -Robert Katende 
         Since the very first time that I saw the trailer for Queen of Katwe, I had been counting down the days until I could see this movie. I had been so excited about finally having a joyous movie about Uganda that end's happiness and not tragedy. Watching the trailer also brought me back to Uganda and made me feel like I was at home in Uganda sitting on the veranda in Toggo. I quickly began sharing any and every trailer I came across for the movie. Queen of Katwe came out on Friday and my friends and I saw it on Saturday.  

Queen of Katwe is a true story about a young women with a dream of becoming a Grandmaster one day. Phiona grew up in Katwe Uganda. Growing up Phiona was unsure of her future, she never looked past the day at hand and barely knew if she'd eat each day. Robert Katende was a young man who grew up in a similar sit…