but I’d rather talk about my life. So, nothing much has changed here in Israel since I got here. I’m still in Ulpan, I’ve started working out again, I had to do laundry for the first time last night and I found out, after much trial and error, that the dryers in my wash room don’t work. I wish someone would’ve told me that when I decided to wet my clothes for the sake of not smelling like a smoker(everyone in Israel smokes so it’s a matter of time until your things start smelling like smoke but this only really happens if you go out a lot, I don’t go out a lot but I’ve been out a few times so that’s what I get) anyways. Today, after missing the bus to church, I went to work out and then a few friend and myself decided to walk to the Druze village that’s just up the road from the University. It took us about an hour and a half. It wasn’t a bad walk but it was a bad life choice on my end to wear year old converse. Once we made it to the Druze village, I stopped in a local market and bought a new comb (exciting!) and we found a family diner that was owned by a local Druze family who literally showered us with foods and then offered us a ride back to the school. Did I mention that I’ve started watching 7th Heaven? Well, I have. I get pretty bored up on this mountain which has caused me to branch out in terms of my entertainment.
In other news, I’m learning that I was brought to Israel for more than just learning and touring. I think that there is something here in Israel that I’m supposed to take back to America with me. I’m not talking about a gift or a picture or anything. I mean like in a personal or spiritual sense. Like, I knew that being in Israel was going to be an awesome spiritual experience for me but now I think that I’m supposed to change something about myself while I’m here. I honestly don’t know what brought me to this conclusion but I do know that this is pretty much what’s happening. I guess the only way I’ll know is when I get home and everyone says, “What happened to you, you’re so different.” It’s happened before and I’m honestly looking forward to it. I think that a constant evolution of yourself can be good for you. I mean, no one is perfect and if we’re constantly improving ourselves, what harm can come from that? Unless, of course, you start changing for the worse but I don’t think the LORD would’ve brought me to the Promised Land to make me a bad person, if anything, I was brought to have my questions answered and to be fulfilled in a spiritual sense…interesting thoughts, no? I’m dull, admit it. But, being dull is something different and I think that I’m starting to enjoy the constant difference I find in myself compared to other people. I don’t want to be what people expect of me, I think that all this time, I’d been fighting that idea of being different. If you noticed, since I got to Israel, I’ve been talking a lot more openly about how my differences make me who I am today. That’s something new, I think. I’ll have to keep you guys out of the loop on this one, it’s between me and my Creator. Hopefully, a somewhat finished project will be on that plane back to America at the end of this semester.