this past year has been full of changes. i got married. my best friend moved to a different part of the country. i became an aunt. friends are having babies or getting married or moving or all three. it's been a lot to swallow. and yet in the midst of all these changes i felt like i was just stuck. getting tossed around in the waves.
and so i decided i needed a goal to move towards. i needed to make a new path and stop making excuses.
so i'm going back to school!
for quite some time i have been wrestling with the decision to start graduate school. i won't lie to you and tell you this decision has been easy. but i'm determined. because i'm tired of living like getting by is good enough.
i'm quite nervous about balancing a full time career and a full time graduate program and family and everything else life demands.
but i'm also excited. i'm ready to get on with life. to see how God holds me together when it feels like i'm falling apart. to work hard and feel that sense of accomplishment. to learn. to grow. to change.
and since every good blog post needs a photo. a picture of james the kitty.