CHRISTINA — DAY 34: Walking

Lenten Facebook Fast

Spring buds in Boston
Spring buds in Boston

Being off Facebook has allowed me to have more time to do things I’ve always enjoyed. Well, who am I kidding, the weather warming up is helping, too. Since the end of the fall, I’ve been really missing walking. Now that the weather is warming up, I’m finally able to go outside on a refreshing, hour-long walk. Sure, I still have just as much schoolwork to do, but being off Facebook has given me back about one hour extra each day that I can now spend walking.

This past weekend, I took a long walk down to the Public Gardens in Boston, from where I live in Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park.

Along the way, I saw hopeful signs of spring, and I was reminded that the winter might actually finally be over. Unexpectedly, I ran into a parade, too.

This leisurely stroll was exactly what I needed to renew my spirit.

FlowersEnjoy the pictures of the coming spring.

Christina Gebel

Christina Gebel is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and theology from Saint Louis University, as well as a master's degree in public health from Boston University. After college, she spent two years as a full-time volunteer with Amate House in Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys writing, photography, and serving as a doula and Lamaze childbirth educator. She currently resides in Boston, working in the field of public health. Christina's area of interest is maternal and child health, as well as combining faith with health.