One Year Ago

So a year ago today I found out I was going to serve in the United Kingdom. It popped up on my Facebook feed this morning with the U.K. YAGMs first group photo so I decided to have a look back at this time last year and see how old Becca felt during the process. …

SPRING IN ENGLAND!

You guys, I don’t think I’ve ever loved a season so much in my entire life. English winter has been the longest time in this Florida natives’ life, I’m not sure how I survived it really. And everyone here said it was mild but to me mild is three weeks of cold followed quickly by…

Grace Unending

Grace (noun): Smoothness and elegance of movement Courteous good will Those are the definitions that immediately pop up on Google when you search “grace”, however I have come to know it as something much more significant. Grace isn’t walking in a room without tripping over your own two feet, and it’s not what you say…

Weekend Getaway

This past weekend my host family and I set off to Robin Hood’s Bay. Besides the scary hairpin turns on dark roads in the night drive to the Bay, the rest of the experience was absolutely lovely. We arrived Saturday night and had a quick meal, watched some television, and then all went to sleep….

Exploring My English Backyard

About a month ago I had the opportunity to travel to the Peak District National Park. I went with two of my fellow YAGM for a weekend of living in the countryside, getting some fresh air in our lungs, and getting outdoors. Things we learned while there: -Don’t overpack if you don’t know how far away…

The Little Things

I’ve been trying to think of what to do my next blog post about for a few days, and nothing seemed to be worth mentioning. My days are more of less the same each day and I couldn’t think of what stands out to mention. That’s when it hit me. It’s the little things that…

It’s Fall Y’all! 

Fall has officially started to show its true colors over here. Leaves are changing, the air in our lungs is crisp, and layers of jackets are being put on each day. But to be honest, besides the chilly air on morning runs or the leaves changing–not a huge fan of the season. Because it means…

Summarizing a Month

How to summarize a month: I have officially started my work on the bus and it’s been an adjustment to work odd hours but it’s been great getting to know the kids that come on it. The bus is filled with all sorts of activities for them: Xbox, PlayStation, laptops, a DJ deck, nail polish—I…

IM IN ENGLAND

Four Days of England and feeling all the feels. My host family, Polly and Alan, welcomed me with open arms into their home. Within five minutes of being here I had a cup of tea in my hand and laughter all around me. But about five minutes after that the exhaustion of the journey there…

Getting Ready to Leave 

The pictures above are from my “Bexit” themed fundraiser I held a couple of weeks ago. I was overwhelmed by the amount of support I received from family, friends, and my congregation. I feel incredibly blessed to have the support system that I have and know it will be here even when I move across…

What is YAGM?

In April I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago to participate in the Discernment Placement Event (DIP for short) for the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program. This was a weekend full of laughter, tears, questioning yourself, and believing in yourself and your call like never before. I don’t think I have…