I am extremely happy and peaceful about my decision, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have fears. Since this is the place to update ya’ll about my struggles with adventure year, I might as well come all the way out with it:
I am a lil bit scared about what other people will think.
It seems silly, one moment I’m all gung-ho about living an extra special life and all, then the next I am worrying about what my friends will think. All my life I have had a set path laid in front of me. School. College. Bible College. Marriage. That is just how it is supposed to go. It is what my big brother is doing, it is what my older sister is planning on doing, it is what everybody expects from me. Fighting that norm may raise the eyebrows of some of my dearest friends and family members. Yet I have the assurance in my Spirit that this is of God, that alone can pull me through the next few weeks of telling the world my intentions.
So far my immediate family and closest spiritual mentors are aware of my decision and are backing me up whole heartedly. How do I make everyone else understand and not worry?