Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. The place where I spent my spring break and the place that will forever hold a special place in my heart. I spent a week there on a missions trip serving with Intervarsity, a Christian campus ministry, and through Students International, which is a missions organization. I was assigned to a team in the Microfinance site, which was the exact site I hoped to get!
Hi everyone! I had hoped I would have time to write a blog post before leaving the country tomorrow, but alas, I did not. This week has been filled with work, studying for midterms, packing for the Dominican Republic and driving! For those of you who don’t know, I’m heading to Jarabacoa in DR tomorrow for a missions trip and I’m so excited!
I’ll be working in the microfinance site to help women in their businesses in a variety of ways from 8:30-4:00 each day. I won’t have access to my phone, laptop or any sort of technology, so I figured I would give everyone an update before I disappear for just over a week. Talk to everyone soon and have a great weekend 🙂
In case you missed the first part of my story and want to catch up, click to read the first and second posts I made. This next part of my journey covers my experience with different doctors and what I learned from the appointments. It also touches on the pathophysiology behind PCOS, or the changes that accompany a disorder or disease. And don’t worry, it’s not too complicated. I’m a business major.
I am going to start this post with a real-time update (writing this on Tuesday) of how I’m feeling, and I’ll be honest – today is rough.
Here it is; my first post. When my sister (hey there, Abbie) first mentioned the idea of starting a blog, I dismissed the idea. What would I talk about? Who would care to listen? The more I thought about it, though, the more the idea grew on me. How awesome would it be if I could use my struggles to speak into the lives of others, even if it’s just one person? I hope I can at least spread awareness of PCOS and shed light on the disorder’s prevalence. Whether you’re here because you have PCOS, chronic fatigue, or some unknown illness; whether or not you have any idea what I’m talking about, or whether you’re simply here because you know me, I hope you’ll read on.