Just to clarify – I’m not dead. I know there has been silence for the last two weeks but every time I got my laptop out to write, I just couldn’t face the music. My emotions got the better of me and I decided not to write until I felt more able.
It has been a week since I left South Africa. A whole week. I didn’t realise a week could feel as long as this one has. But I am back in the UK and things are looking very different here – to say that I am experiencing “culture shock” would be an understatement.
I was planning on doing a reflections post about the last year of my life. However, just thinking about it makes me very heart sore. It’s not that I don’t like the UK, because I do. But there was just something about little old East London that made me feel so much at home; it just felt as though I was supposed to be there.
So, you are probably all wondering now what on earth I am going to write about. If I’m not going to reflect on my time in South Africa, what am I going to do? (PS: If you want to know what I did, just go back and read all of my other blog posts!) Well folks, today I am going to answer a question that has been asked of me loads over the past month:
Are you going to continue your blogs?
The simple answer if yes. But I know more of an explanation is needed than that.
For the last 5 years or so, whenever something went right or completely wrong, or a major event happened, my dad would always say, “it’s all part of the adventure”. If there was a bump in the road, when I got to the end, I would look back on the bump and see that it wasn’t that big in the grand scheme of things, or if I hadn’t of gone over the bump, I wouldn’t be in the place I am now. That’s what he always told me, anyway.
When I created this blog, I figured that naming it “It’s All Part Of The Adventure” was pretty apt. I was preparing to go on my gap year to South Africa (a pretty big adventure!) and there were sure to be some bumps in the road. It seemed perfect.
And now I’m back. So the question is, is there still an adventure to document?
Again, the answer is yes. I may be back in the UK but I have loads I want to talk about. And life will never stop being an adventure. So buckle your seat belts. This adventure is looking to be even more crazy than before – especially when God is in the driving seat.