One Month

One month from now, I’ll be gone.  One month from now, I’ll be getting on an airplane bound for the UK, where I will be studying theology and living in a manor house in Southern England.  One month from now, I’ll be en route to Adventure.

What is coming is so enormous that it doesn’t even seem real.  There are days where I simply forget.  Going back to England is such a deep desire in my heart that I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s actually happening.  I feel like my experiences over the next few months will be game-changers.  I have no idea what is coming, but I have this deep sense that my life is never going to be the same.

Meanwhile, time is going to fly.

There is still so much to do before I depart.  I need to tie up loose ends with my Chamber of Commerce job.  The Annual Meeting & Gala needs to be planned and the new director needs to be trained.  I need to schedule a dentist appointment, get a credit card, and buy Christmas presents for my family.  I need to write and assemble end-of-the-year posts, including those for my Tis the Season holiday series.  (If you’re interested in writing a holiday-themed guest post for me, let me know!  I’m still in need of participants!)  I need to purchase a ticket to see a production of As You Like It at the National Theatre while in London.  I need to treasure every night in my childhood bedroom, soak up the presence of my family, and delight in the home-ness of home.

Of course, adventure is coming before I even head to Europe.  After Christmas is over, I’m traveling from Minnesota to St. Louis for Urbana, the largest student missions conference in the world.  It only happens every three years.  I’ve been thinking and praying about going for years and am so excited to finally be going!

My life has been so still for so long.  It’s as if my life has been on hold.  I’ve stayed occupied, but it’s as if I’ve been biding my time, waiting for this moment.  After months and months of stillness and comfort, it’s strange to imagine how quickly things are changing.

But I’m ready.

Work, friends, Christmas, family, Urbana, England.

I’m in for one heck of a month.


6 thoughts on “One Month

  1. Fun Simplicity December 9, 2015 / 2:13 am

    All the best in your adventure! Safe journey, and have lots of fun! 🙂

    • Amelia December 9, 2015 / 6:45 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. jessplainsong December 9, 2015 / 3:13 am

    So happy that you are following your dream! Have fun, learn lots, keep an open mind.

    • Amelia December 9, 2015 / 6:44 am

      Thank you!!

  3. jessplainsong December 9, 2015 / 3:15 am

    Ps don’t worry about booking prior: you can get half price tix in Leicester Square for most shows.

    • Amelia December 9, 2015 / 6:46 am

      I do know about the half price tickets–I saw a bunch of shows that way when I studied abroad there. This theater isn’t part of the West End system, so the half price deals won’t apply. I should get a ticket in advance to guarantee a seat.

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