In a month. I'll be in South Africa. Earlier this summer, it felt like a dream that I'd live in an African country for a month. Now all the emotions are starting to hit me. I'm nervous, excited, and helpless in a way that only international travel can create. I so want to control every aspect of my life. (It's a constant struggle that God and I continue to work through.) With international travel, I can't control things. I can research, ask questions, have conversations, but nothing will prepare me for a new culture. That's the excitement of it. I've said all summer that I fully expect God to change my life in South Africa. I have absolutely no idea how but I am beyond excited to find out. I feel like it will all somehow connect with the phrase ubuntu, my favorite South African concept-- a person is a person through other persons. There's a beauty and depth in that phrase that leaves me contemplating it and finding fresh applications every time. I'm sure its meaning will be all the more profound after being contextualized in the culture of its birth. Ubuntu. What does it look like in your life?
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P.S. In case you haven't heard, I'm officially queen of my own domain! The new address is www.liveandmove.co but if you use the blogspot address, it will automatically transfer you.