Why the blog?

I write as the Spirit moves me. I have prayed about what I'm supposed to do with my life a lot. A lot. Writing. Writing is what I believe God is leading me to do. Whether or not He wants me to write for anyone to read is His business. Much of my writing has been therapy for me so maybe I'm the only one who is supposed to read it. So, why the Blog? As a sounding board, a note pad, a place to keep my ideas and thoughts. A place to share and promote my books, and photography. Written prayers, a place to vent. Possibly, even a place for the unknown reader to learn about the love of Jesus.

Monday, August 26, 2013

My Korean adventure, part 2, preparation

In part one, I laid out all my fears and insecurities and posed this question, Why?

Why would a sane woman, well relatively sane woman, like myself put herself through the misery of flying?  The answer is simple - my husband.  I want to be with him.  Love trumps my silly fears and turbulent stomach any day  

With that in mind, I began to prepare.  The first step was to pray.  I should say IS to pray because I haven't stopped.  Next, I began a packing list of everything I might need for a week in a foreign country.  I downloaded a couple of neat apps, too.  One with the subway system of Seoul and another with an English to Korean translator.  I've been on Google maps many times to get an idea of where the hotel is, where I should go visit - parks, historical locations, shopping, and even churches.  My son was stationed in Osan for two years and he will be getting me a list of "must go to" places.

Speaking of churches, I e-mailed two English-speaking churches and I hope to get a response soon.  While preparing for this trip, I decided to treat it like a mission trip and not a tourist vacation.  This helped me mentally prepare for all that is involved.

Today, I went to the doctor to get a prescription for motion sickness.  I'm allergic to dairy products and have discovered that lactose is in a ton of medications.  Did you know it is in:  Zyrtec, Dramamine, Bonnine, Xanax, and Valium?  Did you also know the new over-the-counter medication ZZZQuil is actually Benadryl?   Yep, me either.

My final step in preparation for the trip will be to do laundry and actually pack.  I plan on keeping a journal as I travel and will post from time to time.   Who thinks I'm going to throw up at least once?

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This YouTube channel was created to add video to my blog.  Read it here:  www.colleenwaitwrites.blogspot.com.  I write about my life, my books, my family, my cats and kids, and of course travel.