Let the countdown begin! Somebody pinch me. In just three days, I will embark on my very first trip to Europe. Spain to be exact! Can we say, God is good?! A L L THE TIME!
How ironic is it that just today, my pastor spoke on surrounding yourself with good friends, God-fearing friends, friends that will stand in the fire with you when times get rough—just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Daniel 3). Do you have friends like that? Ones you stand beside no matter what, can call on with your craziest ideas, share your fears with, pray with and for at the same time?
Not only am I going to visit one of my best friends, Ramona, who has always been an encouraging support to me throughout my life, but I am also going to take you with me! I am eager to get the show on the road and explore this new culture, take pictures, try new food, meet new people, and just immerse in myself as much as possible during my time there.
As I started packing this weekend (ugh, so not my favorite thing to do :/), I began thinking of what I would consider my top 5 essentials for the trip (other than the obvious i.e. clothes, shoes, etc.) This is what I came up with and why:
- Phone — Communication with family/friends back home, posting, Bible App, music, etc.
- Passport! – Identification. How else am I going to get here and there? (Always carry a copy, too!)
- Journal and Pen – You know I am a writer and blogger. This is a must! Who knows when I will get inspired?
- Camera – Capturing moments and creating memories is another must!
- Dre Beats – Airport and travel essential to listen to good podcasts and music.
My main goal is not to over-pack, but to take only what I need. This trip is truly a blessing and I can’t wait to share with you my experience. Make sure to follow my Instagram account @thelifewithbri where I will be using #BriTravels #SpainwithBri #LifewithBri to document this amazing adventure!
All I ask is that you say this small prayer with me:
“Lord, I know that you said you would be with me when I come and when I go. You said that you would direct my footsteps and encompass your angels around me as protection. As I travel to see this wonderful part of the world, in which you created, I pray that you cover me as you always have. Help me to see what you have my eyes to see, hear what you might have my ears to hear, and live in the way you would have me to live. Amen!”
First stop? M A D R I D! Are you ready? 🙂