It’s not often that you confidently say yes to a (part-time) job when you have a chronic illness, but this week (after much time & discernment...& 8 months off work) I did just that, & I couldn’t be more thrilled. Sharing why that is in my latest minisode, along with a little grief.. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading real life chronic illness: why I said yes to a JOB…and some grief.
ONE WHOLE YEAR of podcasting is in the books! This thing has been such a lifesaver to me in the midst of a lot of changing circumstances, and as anticipated, I am loving the conversations I now have an excuse to have because of it. 😉 However, what I’ve found to be the greatest gift … Continue reading a whole year of interviews on suffering.
5 months in to my job being regaining strength, I am now just beginning to wade into the world of cardio exercise. So far: the naturally athletic part of me is absolutely LOVING the extra space I have to experiment with this, and at the same time, part of me is ready to stop. Even … Continue reading Minisode: a real life chronic illness update: work + exercise
Despite our lives being completely. INSANE, Summer 2020 was an oddly sacred time to me in the midst of all the chaos. One of the greatest blessings? Prepping & recording a whole slew of podcast episodes to share with every one of you this fall. Whether it be homelessness or hating your job or depression … Continue reading A Global Pandemic & Podcast Season TWO.
Hello world! See the link below to listen to my first official podcast interview with my younger sis and bro-in law. Find I Choose Grit on social to learn more, because honestly, I’m way too tired to write another post about it. But I will say I’m a big, big fan of their story as … Continue reading Podcast Interview #1: When dating gets gritty.
Christmas for me in a nutshell: Jesus, puzzles, Little Women, burning cookies, fixing my broken car, basketball, catching up with friends from home, and.......PODCAST. What a blessed week celebrating a God that is born into the unexpected the same time I launched this brand new thing I'm doing lately. This has been on my heart … Continue reading Christmas….and PODCAST!
The holidays. They just have a way of bringing to light all of our suffering, don’t they? Something about all my siblings being in one place while eating and drinking food I knew too much of would put me in the hospital while discussing the way their lives and families have grown and changed left … Continue reading Oh the holidays.
Hi, my name’s Carrie and I have my Master’s degree. I’m Carrie and I have an MSW. Hi there, I finished my Master’s is Social Work degree last fall. WHAT. Regardless of how many times I say it out loud, it still feels odd to me. The fact that somehow, over the course of the … Continue reading How on Earth I Got My Master’s Degree
I don't want to write about this topic. Looking my pain in the face and confronting the reality of the impact it has on my life is almost too much to bear. Also, I just think it's kinda boring. But, I'm doing it. I'm going to write about my current reality.... for 3 reasons: To … Continue reading What it really feels like.
We humans try pretty hard to make others think we are OK, don't we? When someone asks us how we are, we say "good" and immediately scan our lives for the positives so we have something happy to say. If we do experience a genuinely happy moment, our first thought is to post on social … Continue reading The question that is terrifying.