Ten years ago I packed up my life and moved to California to work as a full time volunteer with the Selma Fire Department. I remember the excitement and the terror associated with that decision and that move. It ended up being one of the best years of my life, and besides marrying Adam the best decision I ever made. I learned an enormous amount about myself in that year.
How did I make this decision? I made it in an instant, my teacher suggested I go to Nepal to teach English and I said "yes." When he asked me the question, there was no hesitation that I could handle going to the other side of the world by myself. There was no doubt and no fear. I can only describe that moment as certainty. I remember calling Adam and told him "I am going to Nepal!" I am so excited about this journey and every moment that I start to feel overwhelmed and stressed. I go back to how I felt in the moments I decided to go on this adventure.