The last 13 months in a nutshell: 1) saying yes to a (part-time) middle-school counseling job after a long season off to focus on my health, 2) a long commute, working around student schedules, and expectations beyond simply counseling soon making me feel I was not capable of doing this job well, 3) deciding to … Continue reading Changes.
I turned 30 last week. I know, what?! Also, I have a chronic illness and first started having health issues when I was 20, and it’s not easy to sit with the fact that it’s officially been 10 years since having my first headache, that still hasn’t fully gone away. 10 birthdays of being in … Continue reading Dear Twenties.
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.
After a conversation with a mentor of mine recently, she commented on how, while a number of people have grown more discouraged during this strange time, it seems like I've gotten stronger. She is right, and there are a few different reasons this is the case. First of all, as lame as it is, there … Continue reading when a global pandemic makes you stronger.
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.
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
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.