Immerse yourself

I want to apologize for the previous post, there was a bottle of wine involved with that one, and some anger. I have actually been meditating and praying the past few days and have found a new peace within me. I’ve let go of the anger and hurt that was holding me back. In 3 days, I move to my new world. And I’m going to immerse myself into this new world. Oak Park holds so much potential for me and my life right now and in the near future.


Not only is Oak Park one of the cutest suburbs of Chicago, it is also conveniently super close to Chicago and has both the Metra and CTA trains run through it. I’ve always loved it from back in undergrad when I had some friends from around the area. I fell more in love with the suburb recently when I found a church through a co-worker of mine that has made me feel completely welcomed. And now I’m not only part of the worship team (violin playing) but also going to be leading the Chicago Marathon training for our church’s team that’s running for World Vision. Fitness, faith, and fellowship. I can’t wait to share my knowledge with my church family and help them achieve their goal of completing the 2017 Chicago Marathon.

26.2 miles. Insane. But with God, anything is possible. 🙂 Also, maybe I’ll up it to 29 miles…


In addition to all the good things going on at my church, I’m also beginning to consider working part-time as a personal trainer at a gym in Oak Park. I haven’t fully decided on this yet, but have been praying about it. Until I decide,  I will continue to train out of Snap Fitness in Glenview.

I’m also considering the possibility of going back to school in the fall. I have some dreams and passions I’d like to pursue, and school may or may not help me achieve them. Over the next few months, I’ll be doing research and networking in order to determine if another degree is the right decision or not. Also, a lot of praying since if I do go back to school then that means I have to quit something in my current life in order to have enough time and energy to focus on school. And I don’t quit things easily nor often in life, so that will be a major life change indeed.

On a lighter note, I look forward to spending my summer in Oak Park and the city. City life is one I love, especially in the summer. I have a few concerts and events lined up for the summer. What do you look forward to the most in the summer? What’s your favorite thing to do in Chicago?

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