In July of this year, we will begin a new chapter in life. After 11 years, our medical training will done. HJ will be a “real” doctor.
Part of me is so excited and so ready for this change. But part of me is so scared.
I’ll tell you why.
I’m scared that once this difficult chapter we are in is over, we’ll end up coasting. We’ll settle in to the every day life. We’ll live an ordinary life.
I don’t want to live an ordinary life anymore. I’ve read too much, seen too much to just be OK with ordinary. I want unconventional. I want something with meaning.
Last month, I turned 35. I promised myself that this year, 35, would having meaning. That I would actually act upon my convictions and do something.
Well, this month it’s happening!
I am being brave (cause really I am so freaking scared to do this!). I am partnering with The Mocha Club and trying to raise enough money to help two women in Ethiopia. Two women who live a life of prostitution. Not because they want to, but because they have no other way to make a living for themselves and their children.
It costs $400 for each women… $800 for both… $800 to give two women a second chance at life…. a life where they will know they are loved, valued, have worth, that their life matters.
And…. if I actually raise enough money…. click here to find out what I will do for this next year! (hint: a little inspiration from Jen Hatmaker).
35 is gonna be big y’all! Not going to be just another ordinary year!
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