It seems only coincidental and somewhat inconvenient that I would be leaving the day after Easter, but I have grown to like the idea. I will get to celebrate one of the most joyous holidays before embarking on an extended trip. As a part of Lent, I made efforts to pray more and attend mass more often. During these times, I was able to calm any fears and anxiety I had about the trip and I now feel strangely at ease. I am ready to go! (Well, after I pack at least) Since this time abroad will be different than last year's religious trip to Brazil, I have found some ways to keep my faith in mind while I am in Germany. I will take time to pray at every meal, every night, and every time I travel. I will also make extra efforts to visit churches when possible.
I feel very blessed. I have had a wonderful college experience, but my days left at WKU are limited. Student teaching was a great experience and I was able to meet some inspiring teachers and some fantastic students. I am going to spend tonight with some amazing friends before they head home for Easter. I am so thankful for all of them. Then I get to spend Easter with my amazing family. Only 3 more days!