A Foggy Future

So, turns out that I won’t be going to Thailand after all! I’m not the most organised person, and the YWAM Thailand team doesn’t seem to be the most organised either (or maybe I’m just super disorganised), and so after getting a few things straight and clear, I discovered that I simply did not have nearly enough money to go. Ahh, the disappointment! 

So what now? I have no idea! Well, there are ideas, but which path to take isn’t clear yet. Get a job and earn money and go somewhere later this year? Go teach English somewhere for half a year or so? But that won’t earn me a whole lot of money. Or I could do a DTS here in England (cries) – I love you England, but I really want to go somewhere new! It would be a whole lot cheaper though… 

So I’m thinking and praying, and my parents are thinking and praying, and I’m struggling with the idea of going to work to earn money because I hate it. Working isn’t so bad, it’s just the kind of work that is available. Waitressing. Bar work. Retail. Ah, so boring! I’ve done them before, and I want to do something new! Being a receptionist perhaps. That might be novel for a few weeks. But as it is now, because I’m not sure what and when I’m going to go do something else, committing to a certain length of time is a little tricky. 5-6 months seems the best right now I guess. So, there’s an update! No Thailand, and no idea what the future holds for the next half a year! 

New Year’s resolution – be more organised! (Then maybe this whole mess wouldn’t have even started in the first place!)

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I’m going to Thailand! Woohoo!

I haven’t updated in a while, and I don’t have a whole lot to say right now except this: I’m going to Thailand! The application has been long and slow (note: my fault), but I have been accepted to go to Thailand for 6 months from January 2014 to June 2014. Less than a month away and I have to get some money together, apply for visas, get insurance… and buy Christmas presents. I’m not the most organised person in the world and I take forever to get stuff done, but time is not readily available this time. Oh dear. 

So, I’m headed to Thailand with a group called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). They’re a Christian organisation and I’ll be spending the first 3 months studying the Bible and praying with others (I have no idea who else is going on this trip, or how many, or where they’ll be from – will find out when I get there!) and the last 3 months working with disadvantaged kids. Not sure what exactly we’ll be doing with the kids or exactly what kids – street kids, poor kids, trafficked kids, not really sure at the moment. All I know it that it will be awesome, challenging, difficult and an amazing experience where I will learn loads and grow as a person. 

If you’re a praying person, then if you could pray that I would have everything ready (everything seems like such a relative term all of a sudden!) by the time I go, and that I would make the most of my time there I would be very appreciative! I may or may not blog about Thailand here. Might make a new blog. Not sure. Will keep you posted. 😀