When I first got my mission call, I have to admit, I wasn't really that excited. The opportunity to serve was nice, yes, but in California? Why not somewhere more exotic, like Asia someplace?
Regardless, It appears I will not be leaving the West anytime soon. My wanderlust must be fulfilled later in life.
Don't get me wrong, I am honored and excited to serve a mission. Serving in California is probably good for me. It will humble me in different ways than serving a mission elsewhere would.
I have but 5 days left to prepare. I don't know if I am ready, but I guess I'm about to find out.