"Don't make a permanent decision based on a temporary emotion." This quote came up on my news feed the other day, and it made me have one of those "Oh, this hurts because it's true" moments. I've rarely been one to speak before I think. Some may actually tell you I think too much, and … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #8: Temporary Emotion, Permanent Decision
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