girl & what?

11:28 PM Marcie Parson 0 Comments

I'm starting to itch to travel again. It's a problem, especially since I decided long ago that I would stay in Provo for the summer. But for some reason I feel unsettled. Seeing Jerusalem friends and reminiscing on our experience of the Holy Week in the Holy Land one year ago was bad news for my unsettled, travel-loving heart. It doesn't help that everywhere you walk on BYU campus there are flyers/posters/displays about studies abroad, internships, or even direct enrollments in exotic countries. and now I'm having traveling dreams. In fact, the other night I dreamed about being with Jeru friends in Nicaragua and Colombia. It was like last year all mushed into one dream. It's wanderlust at it's finest.

It's funny how I love to travel so much since I'm such a homebody. Not only am I a homebody, but change in general scares me a bit. The days I left for Jerusalem and Nicaragua I was so nervous that my whole body shook. But there's something about going to a new place, meeting new people, and experiencing a new culture that makes my heart beat fast. It teaches me answers to questions that I didn't even know I wanted the answers to. Traveling has shaped my heart to reach a little further and long to help people I don't even know.

I don't know how much traveling I'll be doing in the future. That hurts a little, especially when someone asks what crazy travel adventures are in the cards for me this year... and my wallet reluctantly responds, "we're staying put." but what can you do when your favorite hobby costs you thousands of dollars? My passport will have to feel lonely for a while.

The good news is that I still manage to have plenty of adventures. Bridal showers, mission farewells, stalking my missionaries at the MTC/temple (what?), reunions of all sorts, birthdays... life is exciting.

Happy Palm Sunday, everyone.

Mark 11
 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
 10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.