1.To burst violently as a result of internal pressure.
2. To shatter with a loud noise
3. To make an emotional outburst
4. To increase suddenly, sharply, and without control

Ever get that feeling that you're about to EXPLODE?

With… crazy juice. lol:)

That's EXACTLY how I feel right now.

Since we got home from Conference on Tuesday, my brothers had one of their friends come home and sleepover until today…

It was great!… If you're my brothers.

Then last night a couple stayed overnight at our house.

Today, even MORE people came. Then after everyone FINALLY left, two brothers that live down the street came.

I have nothing against people coming over to visit, don't get me wrong. But a WEEK full of it? Not my cup 'o tea.

I don't want to sound snobby and pushy or anything, but sometimes a teenage girl needs her own space, right?!

Like this morning, I really felt the need to get out, so I went for a run . What a great way to start the day on a good note! I've been trying to do that as much as possible… That is when I don't feel super lazy. :)

Being here has really made me step out of my comfort zone. I've had to start over with everything! From a new room, town, country, CONTINENT, to making a whole other group of friends.

I've enjoyed being here in ways, but in other ways, there are SO many things {WAYYYYYY to many to list} that I miss at home.

 I don't really have friends here that I can just text {especially because I don't even have my own phone here} and go to the mall with.

Everything is SO much more different. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!

On a possitive note, we're able to do lots and lots of traveling, and that IS a passion of mine. Around Namibia, around Africa {Kenya, here, and we get to go to Cape Town, South Africa in February!}, and eventually around the world {we met someone who lives in Bristol, England, and we were invited to stay with her on our way back home in a year and a half. It's always been a dream of mine to visit parts of Europe!}

I know that even though I've only been in Africa for 3 months, I've already had the opportunity to do SO many things that most people won't ever get to do in their lifetime. And I am thankful for it.

I'm also super thankful for my blog and all my lovely followers!

 I feel like my blog was something that I was able to "take with me" from home…

All your comments and emails are SO encouraging and they keep me going on some days.

I've had the opportunity to meet so many amazing bloggers too that have been so sweet and have let me do guest posts, despite the age difference! hahaha:)

Well… Thanks for listening to me blab on! :)
Much love,

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  1. I married a Greek-American and moved to Greece with him. I knew no Greek and his family knew no English. After the first year our first child was born. I was alone in a country where I couldn't speak the language and I was a Mom for the first time. It was very difficult. I couldn't find a church so I went to the Greek Othodox church. I didn't understand anything. The inside was beautiful and the lit candles were pretty. Going there didn't help. I continued to pray. It was all I had. That was 21 years ago now. After about 5 years I told myself that the Lord wouldn't give me more than I could handle. It took me that long to adjust to living in a foreign country. You are where the Lord wants you to be for now. Hang in there sweetie. I understand about having some time alone. I need it too. When my kids were much younger I never seemed to get any. I am glad you took your blog with you. I enjoy it. God Bless you little one, in Jesus name AMEN!

    1. Wow! Thank you SO much for that! I really needed it... Especially coming from one of my followers. It's great to hear that someone else has gone through the same thing. Thank you SO SO SO much for that encouragement! It made my day:)

    2. If it helped you in some small way I praise the Lord for moving me to write to you. I continue to enjoy your blog. As long as you continue to enjoy it, take it with you.

  2. Okay, I truly admire you and your family for what you're doing. That's certainly a gutsy thing, going so far away from home. Now, I really don't have anything in comparison in my life...the farthest I've ever been is when we lived in AZ after I got married. But it was lonely then too...especially once my kid was born. And sometimes, even here at home with my family, among friends, I feel alone. And my blog makes me feel like I'm not alone, ever. So I'm so glad you still have it with you and that I've met you through blogland. :)


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