Coming back to YWAM Townsville is strange… like really strange. I walk through the hallway and don’t recognise anyone. I see people sitting in the places that familiar faces once were. I see people wandering around lost and trying to find things like a cup or spoon. Everyone is a stranger again… and that’s strange.
I just spent the last 2 weeks home which was amazing. It was a short time of seeing the new me in the “real world”. As I have written before, I wasn’t expecting a whole lot to have changed (yet did at the same time) and in a lot of ways they didn’t but a lot also did. Most things had only changed because of this new perspective I’ve now gained which was refreshing.
I got to hang out with my family and see a bunch of friends. I shared at my church some of my experience on DTS and what’s up next with IPHC. I also had some YWAM friends come down and stay at the beautiful (and cold) Gold Coast. They got to witness the beauty of the maroons winning the State of Origin (YAAAAS QLD) which was quite frankly brilliant. It was nice to somewhat relax after a hectic 6 months and before what’s going to be an even crazier 6 months.
So here I am, back at it again in the YWAM lifestyle and to fill you in on the details of what’s up next, I first would need to know them 😉 but for now here’s what I’ve got.
- Yesterday we had orientation which was pretty much consisted of filling out paperwork and getting to know each other and the July DTS over a bonfire/ BBQ.
- Today we had a great worship session (as we do every Monday) which led into more orientation with the DTS consisting of going back through the belief tree and YWAM’s values… very riveting stuff.
- I also received some of my medical equipment including my stethoscope which is making everything set in a bit more!
I’m hoping to write some letters/newsletters to my supporters and people that would like to come alongside me throughout my YWAM journey- however long that may be- so if you would like to join the fun, feel free to comment on here, message me on Facebook or email me at Taylah.firstname.lastname@example.org!