Just go with it

Since I was in seventh grade I was convinced that I’d eventually get to study abroad in Spain. I even took 6 years of Spanish classes in preparation for the day I’d finally be getting on a plane to Spain (the rain in Spain falls mainly on the…oh wait…wrong “plain”…back to my point). I spent the last year looking at programs and classes I could take abroad in Spain.

But I’m not going to Spain. I’m going to Uganda.

No, that’s not a joke. I’m really actually going to Uganda…and I’m still trying to convince myself that it’s for real going to happen – tomorrow. Now why in the world would I spend all this time planning to go to Spain and then completely throw it out the window and go some place that sounds completely insane? The truth is, I have no idea. All I know is that it’s a rare opportunity, something unique and I’m just going to go with it. I think one of the best feelings in the world is when I’m going some place and everything is new and so overwhelmingly awesome, I get this sweet feeling where I want to feel, touch, see, smell  and learn absolutely everything. My automatic response to things starts being, “No idea – let’s do it!” and “just go with it”. And the best part is, I’m going to feel like this for a whole two weeks and I’m going to remember it for the rest of my life.

My bags are packed!

7 thoughts on “Just go with it

  1. Heidi, I’m glad Africa won out. It seems like such a natural thing and right thing that you will be on this journey.

  2. Heidi—These are the experiences that can transform your life! Be bold!! Praying for travel mercies for you and your group…Love, Aunt Cindy

  3. I totally want to hear every detail when you get back! There has to be a lot of falling down or funny stories that you can tell when the five of us have sister bonding time; Good luck and I love you!!!!

  4. I’m so excited for and proud of you, Heids! Enjoy every single second. Take lots of photos and video so we can see a part of your wonderful experience. Fly safe, dear! <3

  5. Heidi, I just learned from Grandma Marilyn that you are enroute to Uganda! OMG! The adventure has begun and I’m sure you’ll cherish every second of it. Mark and I can’t wait to see pictures (hint!!) and I look forward to following your blog. Love you, Delores

  6. I know I’m weeks late, but when I saw you were going to Uganda I told myself I’d have to read this before I felt permitted to ask you about it 🙂 (Excuse: Graduation week was when you started and I just got back from the Rocky Mountains camping with some friends post-graduation)BUT, I still had to comment and make you reflect way back to the beginning of your trip!

    And also comment saying I love this post. Your attitude and life philosophy here really makes me smile, the following your heart thing (“gut” was not used to avoid the pun) is gutsy and I really appreciate seeing it being followed through! P.S. I do want to hear about it sometime in person!

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