Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy 1 Year Anniversary Chile!

My various yoga poses throughout Chile in chronological order to commemorate: 1. Centro Cultural first week of my arrival, pre-earthquake; 2. In Patagonia in front a glacier; 3. On the beach of Viña del Mar; 4. On ancient Inca ruins in San Pedro de Atacama; 4. In the Museo Nacional in June when my friends Rachel and Benny visited.

Remember when I celebrated my monthaversaries when I was in Chile? Well now it's been 1 year since arriving and 1 year since the earthquake. Can you believe that? I cannot. You know what this means? Reflection time! 

-1 year since I doubted God's goodness, God's importance and God's plan in my life, I fully understand the chains that were holding me captive to my distrust and disbelief and I am pursuing freedom.
-1 year since I had never experienced even a small shaking of the earth, I now am prepared for the big LA quake that is coming... knock on wood!
-1 year since I searched made my identity into someone that I was not and looked for my identity in things that were not me, I am now more confident and unashamed in who God created me to be. 
-1 year since I first arrived an innocent and trusting young woman, I know when to be direct and stand up for myself with fuerza.
-1 year since I hadn't noticed the magical of everyday life, I am now painting the experiences that revealed this to me.
-1 year since I understood the feeling of entrapment in my own selfish pursuits, I want to put God first, others second and me third in everything I do. 
-1 year since I didn't comprehend the impact those surrounding me on my life, I value more the true fellowship, deep friendships, and genuine people that I love.
-1 year since I didn't realize how important maintaining open and close relationships with my family is on my own well-being, I value our relationships more and take better care to stay connected in distance.

Even thought I left 6 months ago and arrived now 1 year ago, I still have a special place for Chile and the Chilenos in my heart, and God is still teaching me about my experiences there...still! It looks like I'm still not over it ;)


  1. YAYAYAYAYA!!!!! Love the handstands :) o and you

  2. Prov 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she smiles at the future.

    Zeph 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

    I love you so! bmw

  3. What poise you have.

    Make it your goal to NOT get over it. :) We learn from experiences "away from home." We glean insight from the mundane to the outrageous moments of living among other earthlings. The mind reflects. A continuing cycle of a-ha, and uh-huh.

    We miss you and love you. I really have no idea what bmw means, but your mom uses it a lot. So bmw to you. That might get me into trouble. :)

  4. God is doing a new thang in and thru you! We love and miss you. Keep trustin Jesus, surrender to Him. Be still and let the Spirit fill and guide you. Col 3:12-14.

    Continue in Him,
    The Vaughts