As our trip is coming closer I am beginning to worry about many things; like what should I bring, what clothes, will I pack too much, what if I forget something, what if I pass out,etc. I am the type of person who likes to control everything and I get very anxious when I am not. This is something I'm trying to work on because being a leader doesn't mean you're in control it's about being able to listen to and help others. When we go to Mexico and Arizona my main goal is to leave all my worry and stress behind me, also to let others lead me and just enjoy our trip. What I am hoping to gain from our pilgrimage is just being in the moment, I like planning everything and when that happens to me I tend to not enjoy my time instead of being happy about where I am and who I am with. But something that I must remind myself while we are there is that I am a guest in the places of worship we are going to and my service is to listen and just observe what is going on. I'm very excited to go to a place where I have not been before. It's also very exciting to go with a group of girls who are the strongest, smartest, sweetest people I have ever met. Being able to travel with people you truly love and care for is such an amazing thing. And I can't wait!!
- Val, Christ Church, Medway