I'm leaving soon.

Well, it isn't that soon.

It is and isn't.

I'm leaving for my sister's graduation and the summer training on the 29th of June. And then I will be back on July 10th.

Only to turn around and leave on July 13th in the afternoon.

Slowly but surely, excitement is getting transformed into nervousness.

I already feel out of touch with so many people, and I fear that it's just going to slip out of my grasp once I leave. I've always disliked the feeling of being excluded, and I assume everyone feels the same way. (Do they? I don't know.)

At the same time, I've been trying to prepare myself for going.

Making goals like...

1. Keeping a regular reading schedule (for both Bible-reading and ministry books. I only read my Bible relatively consistently).
2. Actively learning to speak Dutch, instead of reverting to English all the time (or German, whichever seems more fitting. I know more German now, but I suspect more people will speak Dutch...)
3. Maintaining eye contact when I talk to people. If they're talking to me, I can look them in the eye, but as soon as I start talking, my eyes go all over the place.
4. Learning to exercise my spirit all the time, wherever I am.
5. Functioning in the meetings, regardless of how I'm feeling.
6. Approaching strangers to befriend them. (The other day, I noted that I have scarcely made a friend unless it was either through someone or if they approached me.)
7. Trying not to judge someone based on their appearance of outward demeanour.
8. Getting prostar at foosball.
9. Learning a lot about MEMS IMU, sensor fusion... and all kinds of things... so that I can be an awesome employee. (Somehow I have my doubts.)
10. Travelling around a lot and going churching.

... The list goes on. I think I'm getting too ambitious to try and do this all in one year. Especially since part of it will have to all be in the initial stage, otherwise I will just sink back into my regular habits of letting people approach me and speaking English and such.

As the day draws nearer, I almost don't want to go. I guess I just have to keep reminding myself of why I'm going.

I still want a cool hashtag. Until then, no labels.


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