Okay, I don't know what to write as I'm trying to get used to writing to myself and about myself to you guys. Everyone is going to have to forgive me as I will be really focusing in on myself and my feelings vs. actions. Okay, let's see, for starters I'm leaving to Senegal in just about a little more than a week and oh how I have SO much stuff to do :( I kinda want to cry but big girls don't cry so no crying for now Daisy, not yet, lets save the tears for when you actually board the plane and leave....:) and :(...
Okay, I need to figure out how to work this thing and I need to learn how to post some pictures on here so that you guys can see my adventures:) I need to finish packing and oh lets not forget that I need to move too....that's a big one...
Okay everyone (Or no one because there is no one following this thing yet! hahaha!), I'm going to have to brainstorm on finding a way to write on here that works for me so that I don't sound like a complete nut case talking to myself while trying to paint the picture for you guys of what is going on in my life :)
Alright, down to business, I love you all and I'm especially going to miss my parents, brothers, sisters, niece's, and nephews. You guys have been so much more supportive than I thought anyone could ever be. I've been having some moments lately where I forget why it is that I am leaving because I get so overwhelmed with the things I need to get done before I leave and so I become flustered and lose sight of my heart's yearnings. You guys however, always manage to keep me on track. The out pour of love and support I have gotten this past month since I accepted my Peace Corps invitation has been truly amazing and moving. I can't believe I have such a wonderful support system. I am truly very lucky and blessed to have you all in my life. Please keep me in your prayers as I want to remain loyal and faithful to my heart and to my Lord. Okay, so here are the reasons I joined PC so that you and myself can keep me accountable when things get rough.
-I'm very blessed and grateful to have realized that there is so much more to life than a 9-5. That the term success shouldn't be defined by how much money you make or what your title is at work, but should be defined by how fulfilled and happy you are with what you do. I want my work to serve people who are in need.
-My parents come from nothing, from a little teeny tiny village in Mexico. I always had it in my heart that I wanted to get a taste of how they grew up through living abroad in a developing country. I want to live a simple and humble life.
-And the best for last: I want to grow in love and trust for God. I want to learn how to completely lean on my Lord and not on myself. I have been through quite a bit in this short life of mine and the most important lesson I have learned so far is that nothing absolutely nothing in my life is complete without God. I can do great works, but if I don't open my heart and trust in God in all that I do, then I do things in vain and I do them out of selfishness and not out of pure love and service. I want to grow in love and trust for God.
Okay everyone, so there we have it, my first blog...woo hoo! I will continue to write as I approach D-Day which is Sunday August 8th.
I love you all and thank you again for your love and support <3