In June, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina for the summer. I had reached out to Help One Now, a grassroots nonprofit, about interning there, and they decided to bring me on board. I was beyond excited for this adventure to begin: I was finally getting experience in a field I wanted to pursue, I would be living with a friend I looked up to as a teenager and her little family, and I would finally feel like my life was progressing toward a bright future.
It’s officially the halfway point of my trip to San Diego. I expected to be challenged in a few areas, like flying solo for the first time, going to a brand new place, and sharing my faith with complete strangers. But I wasn’t expecting to be challenged in my own faith, at least not this much.
I’ve been learning a lot about myself this week. I’ve learned where I’m comfortable and where I’m fearful, my strengths and my weaknesses, my struggles and my victories. I’ve also learned that there is a difference between self-confidence and self-love.