It’s Fridayyyy!! And I’m off this weekend on a retreat. 🙂 Super duper excited for this weekend of teaching yoga, spending time with some awesome ladies, and getting closer to God. Then after I come back, I only have three more classes till I’m HOMEE! So excited to finally have a few days off and be with the fam!
I want to do more.
The title of this blog post could go in so many different ways. But today, I’m talking about my life and my future.
I want to do more.
Ever since coming back from my service trip in West Virginia, I’ve been having this feeling in my heart that I just need to do more. I want to do more for the world, I want to do more to end the social injustices that our nation faces. I feel compelled to do so.
I always had it set in my heart that I would be a therapist for people with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. And while I still am passionate about those things, I feel as if my heart is getting pulled in other directions and my horizons are expanding. I am finding my passions to be changing and am thinking of doing things I would have never thought of doing a year ago. And it’s funny for me to think how I thought I peaked in my life last summer. Oh, how wrong I was. There is no final peak- we are constantly growing and evolving. We are dynamic.
Two weeks ago, I officially declared a minor in gender and sexuality studies. As a woman in 2017, I still see the sexists beliefs and attitudes present in our society. It is incredible disheartening. It is disheartening to see so many women not feeling good enough, so many women crawling behind the shadows of others because they lack confidence, so many women silencing their voice because they think no one will listen. So many women’s bodies taken advantage of. So many men stepping into the home that we as women cherish so much: that home being our bodies. There are injustices. There is gender inequality. Rape is still an issue, violence against women is STILL an issue. And I feel in my heart I can do more to help in these areas. I want to become more educated and take a stand on these issues.
I want to do more with bringing social justice to our society. To ending racial discrimination, to ending poverty, to taking a stand against homelessness.
Do I have a definite plan for my life yet? NOPEE. But that’s okay!! I’m still evolving and growing. That’s what’s so cool about life ya know? Our lives aren’t static. They’re constantly changing.
All I know is I want to do more to change the world. (cliché statement, IK!)
-I applied to be a service trip leader at my college and have an interview for that next week.
-I am thinking of more ways I can coordinate yoga into healing from trauma/ eating disorders.
-I am looking at volunteer opportunities/ internships at rape crisis centers.
-I am thinking of studying abroad and not interning abroad in London like I planned.
-I am also thinking of doing something with social work??
So yeah, I want to do more. More for our country, more for our world. I know it’s impossible for me to go out and repair the world by myself, but God I sure want to do all I can to help.
Thanks for reading today guys. Thought I’d give you a little insider into where I’m at with my life and such. 🙂
Now tell me:
Did you study abroad in college? If so, where?
Have a lovely day babes!! Enjoy the weekend and take some time for yourselves. Lots of love <3
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