A couple weeks ago, Libby (my roommate, who I love very much if you weren't yet aware) and I decided to reward ourselves after a long weekend of slaving over schoolwork and go shopping. We were so proud of what we'd accomplished and had the most wonderful Sunday planned. About 30 minutes out from our … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #7: Flat Tires & Failed Plans
When Claire and I talked about my 50th Birthday blog post we thought it would be great to discuss the ‘50 things I have learned in 50 years’. It didn’t take me long to determine that there were definitely 50 things I learned……….the problem was with my age now I can’t remember them all. So … Continue reading Happy 50th Birthday Karla!
I've been writing letters to my future husband since 8th grade. That's really sweet if you think about it, or really sad if I never get married, but I guess we'll see. Ha. The other day I found a letter I wrote my junior year of high school telling him that I had woken up … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #6: (Un)Grateful
My roommate, Libby, and I didn't know each other until moving in together right before going into the same grad school program. Over the past several weeks, we've found funny things we have in common. Recently, we discovered that we both gave our exes the same exact gift (which we rarely spoke to anyone about because … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #5: Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been
When I was in high school I probably would have told you that I wanted to be a "Christian counselor". I said that with good intentions; I believed, and still do, that our deepest hurts and hardest struggles can be carried with God's help, however, when I got to college and took a class on … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #4: Can A Christian Be a Secular Therapist?
I did not come into this world a risk-taker. When I was younger, I wanted to remain in my comfort zone at all times, where it was safe and I had control over what would happen. Fear drove all of my decision-making. I did something my senior year of high school that I think genuinely … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #3: High Risk, High Reward
If you think this post is just another millennial complaining about having to pay bills, or schedule appointments without the help of her mom, then you can breathe a HUGE sigh of relief, because I'm actually going to complain about the actual word: "adulting". First of all, as a proud member of the grammar police, … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #2: Adulting Sucks
There's a couple from my home church who I've grown quite fond of, and by fond of I mean that I really don't know where I'd be without them and I show up to their house sometimes unannounced to eat their food, gain some of their wisdom, and talk about Jesus til the early hours … Continue reading The Life Skill I Never Knew The Church Taught Me
I was really involved in my youth group when I was a teenager, and during that time made lots of friends at my church and other churches in our district. There was this talent competition at a popular Christian university that everyone participated in each summer to get scholarship money for college. Most people would … Continue reading God Didn’t Change Me
With me going off to grad school in just over a week, I've given a lot of thought to the direction of the blog. Mom and I said that in spite of the future distance between her and I, we'd keep it going, which is still what we plan to do. In doing some internal … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #1: Before I Go