Today, Chalky and I went and opened specific bank accounts, just for the Thailand trip.
It took about an hour and a half, partly, I think, due to the bank lady’s interest in our reason for setting the accounts up.
She was most impressed with Chalky and her desire to make a difference. I am too 🙂
After promising to take many photos of Thailand and bring them in to show her, and her words ringing in our ears that she hoped to see us back soon with more money to deposit, we walked out the door.
And that’s when it started. The churning, the panic….the realisation that I was doing this. That the lofty talk that I have spruiked about for years of wanting to go on a mission trip, was actually about to become reality.
I calmed myself by repeating the words “It’s not til January, it’s not til January” over and over in my head and managed to carry on with the day.
Ever committed yourself to something that you have always wanted to do and then been frozen with terror that it’s actually happening??