I started out this decade in Thailand! It's so crazy for me to think about that. So much of my adulthood has been spent overseas. I am now on the verge of having lived more of my post-college life in Missouri than overseas! And... that is a weird feeling. When I think about the Tawnya of 10 years ago versus the Tawnya of today...I can see just how far I have come in this decade. It's amazing to me all that I have experienced and learned. The people that I have met along the way, and what they have taught me. The love I have gained and lost. The way God has worked and moved to show me more and more of who He is.
So... here's a recap of my decade!
In 10 years I was able to go to these countries:
I learned that it's okay too quit sometimes.
I learned that not every friendship is for a lifetime.
I learned that sometimes a college education really doesn't matter.
I learned that there are friendships that will last a lifetime.
I've been able to see/go to these places, do these things:
*Visited a Crocodile Farm
*Went to a Tiger Temple
*Tried Mangosteen, and it's by far my favorite fruit
*Took lots of road trips: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kansas, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee
*Went to a floating market
*Visited Thai Palaces
*Took a mission trip to Northern Thailand with a Thai church
*Went to Koh Samet and saw the prettiest blue water I have ever seen
*Oragnized a middle school 3-day service project
*Went to Krabi/Phuket
*Lots of weddings for friends, and sisters, and cousins
*I was a nanny for the summer
*Serious relationships that obviously didn't last
*Lots of camping trips
*My first backpacking trip
*I was a children's minister
*made lifelong friends
*lost friends that I thought would be lifelong friends
*gained confidence in myself
*learned to have a voice
*Went to the Kentucky Derby- twice
*Been able to go to my first NFL game
*Tailgating for MU games
*Found a good church
*Volunteering with True/False
*Volunteering with Citizen Jane
*Volunteering with Roots N Blues
*Volunteering with Room at the Inn
So many different things happened in my life during this decade. I hope that this next one brings a couple things that didn't happen, as well as tons more adventures!
Here's to the next decade... may it be the best yet!