I’ve embarked on a ‘new adventure’. I think it sounds cooler than what it may really be. With this ‘new adventure’ I am walking into the unknown. This has become very apparent to me in the recent days.
I’ve discovered they do not speak in the same dialect and I am re-learning some of the most basic Thai phrases. Transportation is very different up in the north. Things are more spread out and harder to get to. I am still getting familiar with where I am at, how to communicate effectively and getting things in order.
I finally got my cell phone plan set up, after 3 long days. The man getting me situated said so himself that it normally doesn’t take this long.
After countless phone calls and e-mails, someone finally responded and I am super excited to say that I am meeting with someone tomorrow to see a few different apartments close to where I will be studying! Yay!
Prior to getting my phone situated and a response to see some apartments, it felt like a ton of work with no results. It is hard and frustrating. Despite the difficulty of the situation, I kept praying, researching and trusting that the Lord will provide for me.
I am reminded of a phrase when looking for a new center in Phuket,
“God says yes and I have something better for you”.
We often mistake His ‘no’s” as defeat and want to give up all hope, when in reality it is just not what He had planned for His beautiful children.
UPDATE (7/18 at 11am Thai time): The man showing me the apartments says there are none available at this time. The next one opens up in 4 weeks. I’m still going to look at them today, but this may be a setback.
I find an apartment (soon), my visa, and getting set up with the school goes smoothly.
For my body to rest and adjust to this new climate, food and routine.
I have peace.
I made it safely to Thailand with my bags and with little to no jet lag!
I’m staying in a Christian run Guesthouse.