6/18/19

Bags (sorta / in the process of being) Packed?


I've been preparing for my mission trip to Panama, but now that it's so close, I am nervous.
And excited. Of course.


Friday I will be getting on a flight to go to Panama for a mission trip, thus today has been full of packing. Lemme just say this about packing.....

PACKING IS SO STRESSFUL!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

^^^my exact thoughts when it comes to packing.

I'm coming back home on the 29th, I know I'll be sad to leave once I get there, but right now I hesitate to go. A homebird at heart, it's difficult to take a step out there, especially when going to a completely different country without my family. (also I'm so stressed about making sure I make it to the airport with everything and the idea of all those security checks is daunting, bleh).


 I have my team and I love the people I know from my congregation, so I'll be fine. I know this week will grow me in so many ways and that it will be good for me. HOWEVER, like all first times, this one looms ahead of me forebodingly.

But I have faith that I'll be fine and that this is something I need to do.

Anyways, those are my nervous ramblings, I'll try to keep y'all updated.

Thanks for putting up with me and the mess that this blog has become, I fear I am failing at posting #good content, but oh well. Here's some cake for y'all's troubles & time, I appreciate you!







Panama, here I come.


What have you packed your bags for? How have you taken a step of faith before? 

xoxo

34 comments:

  1. Panama is going to be great <3 I hope you have a great time with your church folks and come home encouraged!

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  2. Hope you have an awesome trip! :)

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  3. ahhhh so much fun! So excited for you ;)

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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  4. That's so exciting! And a little scary, but you aren't alone. Keep shining His light! <3
    -Brooklyne

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  5. Omw that's soo exciting Gray! I'm soo happy for you! I'll be praying that your trip will go wonderful! Packing is definitely stressful! I've packed for family vacas and just random trips but never out of the country! Also I LOVE that pin you have! -Brianna

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    1. It is! Thank you. <3
      Ironically, I think I might have accidentally stole that pin a few years ago?? I just randomly found it in my purse on day, but no one has ever come forward and said, "Hey.... that was mine," so, I'm not sure. XD

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    2. Oof well its a cute pin! Even if you accidently stole it! XD

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  6. Ugh I totally agree about packing!!! I always overpack because I get so stressed out XD

    Don't say that about your blog! It's still really great to read <3 <3 Hope you have a fabulous time at Panama!

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    1. Me too! But unfortunately there's a weight limit, so I can't do that this round and I don't LIKE it. >.<

      Awww, thank you, dear! I appreciate it. <3

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  7. Ohh, I totally get the stress of packing, but once I organize all my things, I find packing really enjoyable! Right now, I'm packing for two weeks of camp and then possibly a road trip to see family. The only stressor, as of now, is trying get a clothing haul of weather appropriate clothing for camp, but I made some progress, so I'm really excited about that!
    Keep us updated on your missions trip to Panama, and how it went for your church. What are you guys planning on contributing there? I'm hoping to go on a missions trip to Africa in the next couple of years to help with the school there or possibly the kids at the clinics, so let the fundraising begin!! lol

    And your blog is far from a mess, Gray! I love all you updates you give us and it's raw and honest. That's one of the things I really love about you and your blog. Keep it up, friend! <3

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    1. Ooh, sounds like stress to me! But I hope you have a ton of fun while at camp and while on that roadtrip. <3
      Figuring out the weather is so stressful, I feel you. D:

      Will do! We're going to help out with services, help out with the VBS program, and go door to door trying to study with people.
      That's so cool about your mission trip to Africa! I had some missionary friends who lived down in Kenya for a few years, and I knew a few people that went on mission trips for their youth groups there as well. ^_^

      <3 <3 Thank you. <33

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  8. Packing...oh my word I leave for my vacay at the beginning of next week, have not packed a thing, and work the rest of this week. Like where does packing fit in?! XD
    Oh well -- YOU are going to have a blast girl!

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    1. Ohh, I'm so sorry! I'm sure you'll find the time to get it done, at least your vacation will be worth the trouble! <3

      Thanks!!

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  9. Ahhhhh, excitement and nervousness all at the same time!!! I know the feeling all too well!!

    I'll be praying for your safety!! <3

    Also, your blog has THE BEST content ever. There is nothing wrong with posting about what you believe, love, or feel like posting. 😊 It's your blog!! ^^

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. Yesss, it's a mood. :P

      Thanks, friend!

      Awww. <3 <3 <3

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  10. ahhhh! ENJOY YOUR TRIP! That's awesome! Wishing you the best!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa! Wishing you the best as well, as always. xx

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  11. Oh I LOOOVVEE packing for some reason. It's kind of an obsession of mine. XD I guess because I love everything neat and organized.

    Have a blast on your mission trip!!

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    1. You're so weird.

      Just kidding! ;D
      I honestly wish I liked it more, there's a part of me that does because it means I'm going to meet new people, but other than that I'm out.

      Thanks! Have a good June!!

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  12. Packing for Tennessee! Have fun in Panama! - June

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  13. Packing can be hard! Hope you have a fun trip! I always try to pack the right cloths for the type of place I am going. And of course I always want a book to take along. :)

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I am taking a book along a well, because, of course

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  14. Have fun! Hope you have a good trip!!!

    Lia

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  15. Only Gray could make an amazing aesthetic post while PACKING. Like, WOW TEACH ME YOUR WAYS

    Also, have fun. Obviously. Just relax and enjoy yourself.

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  16. Packing can be so hard! I usually throw my whole drawers in a bag then find that I forgot my sunglasses or something like that. XD Anyway, I hope that your are having an outstanding time!!!

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  17. i LOVE that "not today satan" button girl xD last mission trip i went on, I didn't know i was going until like a week before the trip, so i had to run around like a headless chicken gathering supplies that i'd need and trying to figure out which bags i'd need to bring and how many i could actually bring and so yeah. i totally get the stress of packing. oh and btw girl, you've get really pretty eyes lol

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