Under every generic missionary “job description” (if such a thing exists), one will find: “must write regular blog/update/something to keep your friends and family aware that you are alive and doing interesting things in an exotic location.”
But this is where my problem begins.
You see, in my last blog, I told you I had a new job. This now not-so-new job (which I love), is mostly administration. Think Excel documents/pay scales/juggling hours. Interesting and exotic, right? I think so too. This isn’t to say I don’t love what I do. Like I said. I love what I do. I have four incredible individuals working for me, whom I have the pleasure of getting to know and learn from. But my days are full of solving maintenance and administrative challenges–not going into the wilds of Nicaragua preaching the Gospel.
And the rest of my time?
Living life. Yes. I still work at the Jicaro Project. And, yes, I continue to do “other things.” But, those “other things”/”projects” that I once considered ministry or life challenges have transformed into friendships I treasure and day-to-day that is…well…nothing more than day-to-day.
So. You see, when I look at that job description and read, “must write regular blog/update, ” I get stuck. Every. Single. Time. Because, to me, this life I live is not particularly interesting and it certainly isn’t exotic. It is life. It is one I love, but not one I particularly know how best to share. But. I’m willing.
That being said. I ask you. My reader–what would you like to know? What are your questions? What makes a missions/travel blog interesting?