There is a reason this pillar is listed first; I am happiest when I'm out of my comfort zone. The unfamiliar smells, unknown faces and majestic places that I have only seen online, slowly checking them off my ever-growing bucket list. There is something about walking streets you've never walked before. God intertwines you with others who's stories you're supposed to know, and that's probably my favorite part about it all. Being open, joyful, vulnerable to people you meet while you're away - because why should I be anything else. That may be the only chance that person gets to see Christ's love in the flesh.
Airports, hotels, hostels, suitcases, backpacks, work sneakers or dirty hiking boots, swimsuits or thermals, no matter the case, sign me up.