Recalibrating

I just spent a few days in an interior village disconnecting, self-reflecting, and recalibrating.  I had no idea how much I needed it. I haven't been in a brilliant place over the last few weeks.  Staying for just one extra semester means that I haven't entirely put down my emotional roots again after trying to …

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Calling

What is my calling?  Sometimes we get specific callings; things we know we are meant to do at a specific time.  Everything lines up and it's clear that God is leading us to a particular place at a particular time.  At other times we have no idea. I have no idea. What on earth am I …

Contradictory Worlds

It is such a bizarre thing living in two vastly different worlds, belonging to both, yet not quite belonging to either.  I am loving being back in Australia; I've missed both the people and the places, but it's so weird to think that life is going on as normal back in Sentani as I settle …

Flexibility…

By now I'm sure you all know the big news; I'm staying in Indonesia for another semester. Our school year doesn't start until January and I was going home to work as a relief teacher until then, so I've delayed my plans. This means I won't be back in Australia for good until Christmas.  I …

Fitting In

It's a strange thing to not know where you fit. I'm about to move back to Melbourne, a place I haven't lived in for 6.5 years.  My friends have moved on, they've changed.  I've moved on, I've changed.  My friends have kids who either don't really remember me, or don't know me at all.  Relationships have …