Well…here I sit on a plane to Amsterdam—economy, of course. (Good thing I’m short.) It is the flight for my first overseas assignment (where I actually get paid) and I gotta tell you. I’m nervous. I mean, what if they don’t like me? What if I’m an idiot on my first trip? What if I wear clothes that make me look way too American (I know, I know, don’t wear tennis shoes with jeans!)? What if they ask me questions and I don’t know the answers? (Okay, let’s be honest, this is DEFINITELY going to happen!)
What if? What if? What if?
Planes are a good time to reflect, and it’s been a bittersweet last couple of weeks: leaving California and all of my friends there, coming back to the Midwest and friends, family and all those things that I have missed, learning about a new job that seems awfully big, and moving into a new place. Yes, it has been a great big last two weeks.
So, here I am, hoping that I can blog a bit about my journey – not just this one, but all of them! Hopefully, I can tell you what you might not know about Community of Christ in Europe (once I learn more, of course). And maybe, just maybe, we can learn together what it means to be Community of Christ in new cultures. I already know that there are going to be some missteps along the way, and I’m hoping that we can laugh about them together. *Fingers crossed that there will be laughing.* So, you pray for my journey and I’ll pray for yours and we can travel together as partners.
Join me, won’t you?