October 12, 2009

The past few months have been so crazy. I’ve forgotten what I’ve posted here and I’m too lazy to read back through so here’s some updates.

Along with working at Wellspring Christian Clinic, I’ve been interning at Southeastern Bible College in the Student Life department. I work closely with the dean of students and the campus pastor and pretty much do whatever they ask. My primary focus is on the female RAs but I also meet one on one with other students as needed. I love it so much. I love my college and I love the opportunity to keep being a part of things there. I also get to be a part of changes in policy and Student Life efforts. I’m using this time as a chance to see if working in student life on a college campus is something I’d like to do full-time. Whether I become a counselor or work in student life I’ll need a master’s degree and fortunately a master’s in counseling works for both as well. So, I don’t have to decide anytime soon but I’m certainly enjoying it so far.

Speaking of grad school, I got into Montevallo. UAB and University of Alabama didn’t accept my letter of petition. Did I write about that already? It’s so sad though, the only reason that SEBC isn’t SACS accredited is because of money – the academic standards are actually higher than SACS. Anyhow, Montevallo is an alright program as far as I know. If I go part-time, that’s two nights a week, (all their classes are at night) I’ll finish in three years. I could finish faster if I wanted but it’s nice to know that even if I go part-time, it won’t take me forever. Also, if James and I move to an area with a school I really want to go to, the credits will transfer into any standard counseling program. It could also turn out that the program is really fantastic. Oh, one major plus about Montevallo – it’s only $233/credit hour – that’s nothing when it comes to grad school.

We finally moved out of Cahaba Lakes!!! YAY! We ended up renting a house in Pelham. We’d love to buy right now but we’re just not certain enough about what our plans are just yet to commit to buying a home. Our new place is so fantastic – a great price and plenty of room. The best part is that it’s got a big, beautiful back deck that overlooks  a creek. It’s so quiet and peaceful back there – I love it.

As you know, I finally posted stuff on monsterappetite.etsy.com. I’ve actually sold two things and that’s pretty awesome. We’ll see where it goes. My goal is to add a new item each week but who knows. If you scroll down you’ll see that there are several new posts with all the items that are posted on the site. I wanted to use this blog to update on what’s new and write a little about what I love to do. Hopefully, you won’t feel like I’m always advertising for the site. I’ll keep updating on other things and it usually won’t be that many items in a row. I want to strike a good balance. I hope you like what I do but it’s alright if you don’t. I know it’s not everyone’s style.

Final update – I ran in the Race for the Cure yesterday. It didn’t go nearly as well as I had hoped. About halfway in I got a serious cramp and a shooting pain up my left ankle, knee, and hip. I injured my ankle several years ago and it creeps up on me some days. I walked a bit in the middle but was able to finish still running without too much pain. I just have to learn to slow down when I need to and not beat myself up about it. A part of me wanted to just run my way through the pain but I’m signed up for the Vulcan 10k and the Mercedes 1/2 Marathon so I can’t afford to injure myself. Long story short, I finished in just over 30 minutes – two minutes over my first 5k time. It’s a decent time but a couple of weeks ago James and I ran the distance in 21 minutes and I was definitely hoping for something closer to that. This just goes to show, I still need to work on my ability to enjoy the process rather than focusing on the end results – the story of my life!

Thanks to those that keep on reading in spite of my sporadic posting. I’m hoping to do a little better about it.

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