Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spain...and France :)

Hey loves!

This year is off to a great start… I have the opportunity to study abroad!  I will be traveling to Spain and France in October and I am thrilled.  I am currently working with children with mental and behavioral disorders.   I am able to teach them survival skills that they can utilize in their everyday life.  These skills help children cope with their diagnosis. They’re able to take the learned skills and use them in different environments.
My purpose in life is to help others.. I knew my purpose ever since I was a child.  I have always worked in the helping field.. I was a camp mentor at the age of 13, a babysitter, and a conflict manager in elementary school.  I received my Certified Nursing Assistant license when I was in high school and my interest for mental health grew in college.  I want to be a light in this dark world.  I want to help others reach their full potential by teaching them skills that they can implement into their life.
By studying abroad, I will be able to see the world while learning about new cultures.  My goal is to retain as much information as I can, so that I can share with my kiddos a new way of living and perspective. 
I am also excited to learn a new style of education.  As you all know, I am in my Master’s program studying to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  I would love to learn about mental health in both countries that I visit and would hope to take some techniques that worked for them back home so that I can teach it to my clients.   I will also teach the students over there some skills that worked for me J  

This trip will be a once in a lifetime experience for me, and I am praying that others will know my heart and will help me be a blessing to others.  I am trying to raise around 3,500 for this trip and I know with God, anything is possible. 

We should encourage each other to step outside of our comfort zones and learn new cultures..Pray for me, and I will pray for you if you will write your prayer request in the comment section! XO, Kbye! J

Road trip fun

Alex and I took a sweet road trip to visit his family and it was amazing.  We had a great time hanging out with his sister, her husband Nick, and the kiddos!  It was a nice time to get some fresh and air and spend some time with them.  The church service that we went to was POWERFUL.  That following week, I received a pay raise and Alex got 4 JOB interviews.  Our God is amazing!  Just wanted to share this tid bit of my weekend :)