Friday, May 16, 2008
Are You Ready?
With only 24 days left before we take off, the question that everyone asks when I see them is, "Are you ready?" And each time I pause wondering exactly what that question means. Does it mean, do we have our passports, visas, and airline tickets? Yes! Does it mean, do we have our bags packed? Yes! Does it mean are we ready for the sticker shock that will occur when we arrive in The Netherlands and see how little our US Dollar will buy? Probably not! Or does it mean, are we ready to live our life on the road for a year; have our worldview permanently changed; or to begin an odyssey that will most likely change who we are for the rest of our lives? Yes and No! How can you possibly ever be ready for that and yet, if we weren't prepared for that to happen, would we have ever planned this trip in the first place?