Take To The Road.

Wanderlust, the strong desire to travel. Sometimes when I sit in my office working, my brain travels. Anywhere and everywhere! What if I was in Europe? What if I was in Oceania? What if I was in Chile? What if? Some days are better than others, but my heart has wanderlust. The Lord has instilled a serious desire for adventure in my heart; it is hard to always turn back to Him as my ultimate source for thrill. Looking at the journey into my heart, revealing the true calling of my life and desires of my heart is such adventure! But, sometimes you have to get away from your everyday norms to recognize fully how Jesus has been shaping your intentions and desires.

    The numbers:

    2278 Miles

    5 States

    6 Cities

    8 Days

    1 Van

    4 Friends

    9 Full Tanks of Gas

    3 Family Meals

    4 2-liters of Vernors

    2 Tickets

    1 Engagement (Congratulations Erin and Randall!)

    10 shows? (Its hard to tell at music festivals.)

    3 Bodies of Water

    2 Nights Camping

Each day filled with new for some, and old for others. It was a collaboration of experiences shared by everyone involved. Each place we stopped had a new guide. Needless to say, this trip was amazing. 

The challenge now is how to write this post? I can tell you everything we did, everything we saw, everywhere we stopped and that would make a great read. The trip didn't lack activity and had a place of interaction for everyone! But there was so much more to it than the travel, like the feelings and the chapters opening and closing. This trip marked a substantial difference in me. Processing it with the Lord has been exciting and exhausting, vulnerable and protective. 

So, here is the plan. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be breaking down each city experience coupled with the emotions and revelations learned at each place. This will be a vulnerable and honest portrayal of the thoughts and feels experienced (I say that as if I know how to be any other way). 

As Jeremiah profoundly explained, β€œFor I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.