Each Friday for over a year, hundreds of people have gathered for a blog party. We focus on a prompt given out by Lisa-Jo Baker (who has a great blog) and we write. For five minutes only-unscripted, unplanned, and unpolished. I’m still a newbie to this blog party, being only my second week. So enjoy!
The last 2 years of my life has been a strange in-between stage: not quite real-world-adult, not quite college-student-dependent-on-parents. Semi-independence, semi-real world, semi-I-don’t-know-what. That’s my Peace Corps life.
Many of my friends have “settled down”: they have a real job, relationships, spouses, a baby, a house….and I struggle-I have none of that. On one hand, I want that. On the other, I know the Lord has called me to a different life. An in-between life. Instead of the security on continunity and a “normal” life, I’m living in Africa on wing and a prayer. I have no job, but I’m facing the strangest and hardest difficulties of my life through my projects. I have no family of my own, but I have 4 different African families of different races and tribes. I have no house, but numerous kind people have opened their hearts and homes to me.
I struggle with the desires for a normal life, but I love my in-between life as well. It’s been filled with fantastic challenges and glorious successes. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. And while I hope this in-between phase doesn’ tlast forever, I try to embrace it while I can. I’ve no clue what the Lord has in store for me, but for the next year, I am an in between sojourner.