It's official. I'm going. I'm following a dream I've had since I was 12 years old. On April 14th, I will be moving to Mackinac Island to work for 5 1/2 months and I am so excited! I applied for a few positions at different hotels and shops and a few weeks ago, I received a call saying that I was hired there to work in a store. I don't know that it has really hit me yet, but the reality of just how close April 14th is is a bit overwhelming.
I'm just very excited to have the summer to work a job that hopefully won't be too stressful, and that I can share my love for Jesus with people who may not have a solid relationship with Him yet there. I want to build relationships and meet new people and have a fun, exciting time on the island!
I am so excited to have time to write on the island. That's been a dream of mine for awhile now, too. Sit out on my front porch with a cup of tea and write my little heart out. Sounds so good right about now.
I've had so many questions in my mind about whether this is the smart thing to do or not, but I feel that God has been opening doors for me and now is the time to do it. While on the island, I'm going to start looking into Master's programs in either counseling or social work, and looking for other full-time positions in different areas. I'm not completely sure what I want to do with my life yet, but I know God is handling my life and is in control, leading me down His path.