Post office adventures

Today I rode the bus by myself for the first time ever. Usually I’m with someone who knows where they are going and I’m usually just tagging along on a shopping trip or new Orleans adventure. But today i had to go to the post office, mail out suppor letters and apply for passport. There is a post office on campus but they don’t do passports so I had to go all the way to south carrolton to get this done. I was really nervous about getting on the wrong bus or taking the wrong transfer or missing my stop. The driver on the first bus was really sweet and helpful. But I felt like I was bothersome to the driver of my transfer. So I tried not to ask to many questions. After about an hour and 10 minutes on the bus I got to the right stop (praise God!) but then I got lost because the area was a dead zone an I couldn’t use my gps to put in the address. So I wandered around for about 20 minutes and asked several different people before I finally found the post office (praise god again!)
Have you ever applied for a passport before? You have to swear an oath. Like raise your right hand and repeat after me kind of stuff. I found it kind of silly and old school and couldn’t help but giggle a little through it.

I feel like god worked in me through this trip. He is helping me to be even more dependent on him and more independent from people. Cause I’m going to be honest the idea of taking the bus and getting lost in new Orleans has terrified me since I moved here. Which is why I have avoided using the transit alone. But God really got me through it. I don’t know of it’s possible to really explain how big of a deal this is to me.

So yes. I am that much closer to getting to Guatemala! Passport application? Check!
Letters sent? Check!