Christina Bordenet: I Joined CHAARG + It’s Been All Uphill From There
While many girls join CHAARG for similar reason [find the fun in fitness, learn a workout routine, develop healthier habits, + become a part of a community], their journey stories are all unique + empowering.
This Q + A post features Christina’s #ChangedByCHAARG story + more about her journey!
Meet Christina, @cbordenet_inchaarg
University of Iowa — join #IOWACHAARG here!
Nursing + Global Health Studies Minor
One Word To Describe You:
Favorite CHAARG Memory:
Planning retreat with the rest of the Iowa CHAARG exec team + watching it all come together!
#inCHAARG Instagram Crush:
@cgarcia_inchaarg, @merve_inchaarg, @sgonwa_inchaarg, @cflemming.inchaarg
Philosophy On Wellness:
As a nursing student, I’ve learned that wellness is more than your physical wellbeing – it surrounds your entire person. Mental, physical, + emotional wellness are crucial to be your happiest ++ healthiest self!
Favorite Self-Care Practice:
Taking time to be by myself + reflect!
Remembering that I am capable, powerful, + strong!
Ideal Morning Routine:
Waking up, eating breakfast [eggs + toast is my JAM], and being able to relax + prepare for a long day of classes!
Book Every CHAARG Girl Should Read:
Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshmann — not a quick read, but a very rewarding one!
Greatest Lesson On College:
Your college experience is what you make of it – it takes more work to maintain relationships, but all of that is worth it!
Advice To Your Freshman Self:
Don’t doubt yourself — if you spend too much time worrying about the future, you’ll miss out on some pretty cool experiences! There will be times where you wonder if you made the wrong choice, but trust in yourself and it will all be ok!
Being #inCHAARG To Me Means:
Being a strong, capable woman who is confident in herself + her abilities + is healthy mentally, physically, + emotionally!
How have you been Changed By CHAARG?
CHAARG has helped me grow into someone I never thought I could be — I have become more confident in myself, more outspoken in situations where I would usually sit back, more assertive, + proven that I am capable of incredible things. I will be forever grateful to CHAARG for all that the organization has done for me!