My Life Vest (Slice of Life: Day 6)

Colombia will be my home in only a few short months.  Colombia, where the people are warm and the fruit is fresh.  Medellin, where the Paisas are welcoming and the music plays in the streets.

As I continue to prepare for our move abroad, I’ve begun to piece together an idea of what it will be like there.  What will it look like when I look out the airplane window?  A city filled with red brick buildings.  What kind of food will I eat?  Freshly squeezed juices, roasted plantains, arepas galore.  What will the weather be like?  Springtime year-round.  What will the people be like?  Friendly and animated, full of life.

Although it’s a fuzzy image, it’s one that I hold on to for security and calmness of mind.  In truth, I have no idea what it will be like to move to Colombia.  It’s scary in the best way possible.  I’m diving in head first, with these faint notions as my life vest, hoping they will keep me afloat.  At least I know the water will be warm…

7 Replies to “My Life Vest (Slice of Life: Day 6)”

  1. Your image may be fuzzy, but it’s a beautiful one. I love the line, “I’m diving in head first, with these faint notions as my live vest, hoping the will keep me afloat.” Good luck with your move. I hope it turns out even better than you think!


    1. No way! We will be teaching at the Columbus School as well! How wild. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. We are really looking forward to the experience.


  2. I give you a lot of credit for taking the plunge to move to another country. I’m sure it will be full of adventure and you’ll learn so much about yourself! Best of luck to you.


  3. I love the concept of the “life vest” too. Good luck on your move abroad. I have never been out of the country. You will have to share all that you experience too.


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