under the same sun

3 days. That’s three days. That’s T-H-R-E-E days.

How is it even possible that the countdown is almost over? How can we be at the point where I should really stop procrastinating with this whole packing thing? How have I already been home for almost two weeks? How fast is this trip going to go?

Needless to say, I’ve had a lot on my mind these past few weeks.

Sunday morning, bright and early, I’ll be Charlotte bound to catch my first flight and on to my first pit stop at John F. Kennedy in New York City. There I will sit, with many hours to spare, wishing I that I could just get going already. At around eight o’clock that evening, I’ll be on my second flight of the day with Amsterdam being the next destination. My layover will be much shorter here. I have about an hour to fight my way to the front of the plane, find out where my next gate is, and make a mad dash for it in order to make it in time for boarding. From there I head to Rwanda where I have a short layover on the plane before leaving for my final destination of Entebbe, Uganda. I will arrive in Uganda in the late evening on Monday a tired and anxious mess, I’m sure. I’m praying that all of my flights go smoothly, layovers will provide a sufficient amount of time to make my next flight, and I will stay somewhat sane throughout the process.

I’ve been on such a roller coaster of emotions throughout these past two weeks.

I’m terrified.
I’m excited.
I’m anxious.

Sometimes I just don’t know how I’m feeling about it all.

I tend to freak out more with the anticipation of everything. At this point, I just want to be over there, in it, dealing with whatever happens to come my way. Both good and bad. In once sense, Sunday will come far too soon. In another, I wish that I could already be in Jinja. Right now I feel at peace with the whole thing. I cannot be sure how I will be feeling five minutes from now.

If you would still like to be apart of my trip financially, you can either send money via PayPal to lissteckle@me.com or mail checks to 222 Batson Road, Brevard, NC 28712. Even if you cannot contribute financially, I would appreciate prayer more than anything. It’s going to be a more challenging and rewarding experience than I can even try to prepare myself for.

I’ll also be updating my blog, Tumblr, and Instagram regularly, so stay tuned to see what kind of adventures I find myself in.

Three days. You can do it Elisabeth.

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