In two weeks time...
Trip Start Sep 14, 2012
11Trip End Aug 16, 2013
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Whilst my friends are preparing for University, I'm preparing to go to Senegal. It's a bit weird, whilst they're buying cutlery and kettles, I'm buying gaffa tape 'just in case something needs fixing'. Whilst they're preparing to be thrown into a totally new environment, so am I - that's something we all have in common. It's nice to know that I have a university place waiting for me when I get home - to study French, German and Spanish at Durham Uni. Amee and I are both going to Durham (this is definitely not a coincidence!!) though at different colleges so if we end up hating each other this year we can still avoid each other if we need to
Every day is one step closer to leaving. I got home from the 'One' (previously Grapevine) event at Lincoln Showground on Tuesday night where I'd been volunteering. Dad came and gave me a huuuuuuge hug. 'Dad, I've only been gone for 4 days!' I said. 'But I need to get every hug I can get over the next two weeks!'
I still can't imagine leaving, but I believe that God's holding onto my hand and he's not letting go. At 'One' I bought myself a 'Bible in a year', which just happens to begin on 1st September. I'm (weirdly) really looking forward to reading it!
I've attached a picture of me next to a monument thing that we saw in London - it definitely feels like Senegal is on my mind because I don't think I'd have taken a picture next to the Union Jack. (but I did steal some union jack bunting from 'Space', the venue where I was working at 'One' - if Amee doesn't protest too much I might have to decorate our room with it for a touch of patriotism!)
I need to go and pick up my anti malarials from the chemist so I'm off!
Over and out.