Hi there, it’s me again!
These past few months have been, to put it simply, reinvigorating. I’ve been getting in tune with different areas in my life, discovering new treasures within, writing until I cant feel my wrist, praying for answers, and being 100% real with myself.
After months of keeping my writing limited to my journals and instagram posts, I felt as though God was pushing me to write a blog post on some (not all) of the most wonderful things He’s taught me since February of this year. In order to update you all, each lesson will be titled according to the month in which it was taught.
Lately, I’ve been incorporating more endurance-based workouts. Running, walking, spinning, jumping rope, etc. Something way out of the norm of what I’ve been used to doing. If you know me, you know that I’ve always been the kind of gal that would head straight to the weight room and ditch the cardio cave. I hated cardio. It would bore me out, not to mention that I felt like I was sweating only to lose muscle mass.
If you were to continue doing what you’re doing everyday from the moment you wake up to the moment you rest your head on that plushy pillow, will you be happy with your life 10 years from now, or even 2 years from now? Are you really using the 24 hours you have been given wisely?
There once was a vineyard owner that had looked for fruit from his fig tree for three years but had found none. The vineyard owner was very disappointed in this tree and was inclined to cutting it down because of its barrenness. However, the compassionate gardener who tends to the vineyard, who waters and fertilizes the trees in order to bring them to their peak of fruitfulness pleads the owner for more time. More time to nourish this tree. To fertilize, water, and care for it so that it may be abundant in fruit. The gracious vineyard owner responds in patience and grants the tree another year of life to produce fruit. (Luke 13)
In high school, I had super high expectations, of people, in the classroom, on the volleyball court, at home, etc. That is, until these so called “unrealistic” expectations were not met, resulting in countless moments of disappointment and frustration. From that moment onward I didn’t expect greatness in life because I didn’t want that feeling of disappointment hovering over me.
Why Dental School, Chloé? And why the Dominican Republic?
These are questions I get asked quite often and are questions I find MYSELF asking to this day.