On a more specific, and logistical note, things really are coming together. Flight is booked, packing has commenced, and preparations are being made in Cambodia for my arrival. I have had a little glimpse into the school through the never-ending wonders of Facebook, and I can honestly say that working there, and working with the people there is going to be wonderful.
My friends and I have a fun little habit of "Top Whatever Lists." Such as "Top 5 favorite moments of a trip" or "Top 3 things you love about your job." This past weekend, my roommate asked me what the Top 3 things were that I am most excited about in this new adventure. And here they are for your reading pleasure:
1) Getting to teach again. While my extended summer vacation has been great, I miss seeing little faces every day and the joy and laughter that comes with teaching young children. I will be so happy to be surrounded by 5 year olds again.
2)Meeting new people and building new relationships. If you had asked my parents 15 years ago if they thought their painfully shy daughter would actually be excited about meeting and talking to new people and strangers, they might have said "No way, she won't even call her friends to ask about a homework assignment." Well, I've come a long way since 5th grade and I actually do look forward to meeting new and interesting people and getting to know them.
3)Seeing what amazing things God will do for His kingdom through this job. When I took my first job straight out of college, it was just a job. Yes, God blessed me with it, but I wasn't really thinking about how his kingdom would be advanced through me and the work I did every day. Clearly, I have a new perspective now and I am just overflowing with anticipation of what God will do at Life International School over the next two years.
Those are all my random thoughts for now. 20 days to go!