So, so glad that all get to hear from my friend, Berta Hawley in the latest podcast episode. To put it simply: this girl is my hero. Berta was born with holes in her heart & entered the foster care system at age 3. Despite both of these things challenging her ability to function while … Continue reading Berta Hawley: One Well-Earned Diploma.
This weekend, I went camping--a really, really great example of diving into an activity that, on paper, doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a gal with health issues. The whole thing, as most traveling is for me, was a big question mark. Can I do this? Am I going to make it both … Continue reading Girl With Chronic Illness Goes Camping.
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