I’m really excited to be starting this blog! I’ve wanted to write a blog for a while now, and I have finally mustered up the courage to share my personal experiences with others. I tend to be a very private person; so naturally, there are some experiences and thoughts that I haven’t shared with anyone other than my husband. This is a great way to get my thoughts on paper if nothing else and I hope that you enjoy it too!
And now, a little bit about myself….
My name is Kathryn; I’m 25 years old and married to a wonderful husband named Micah. We got married on May 26th, 2012 so we’ve been married for almost 2 years now. It has been a wonderful marriage so far, filled with both joy and despair, but not for the reasons you may think. Don’t worry, there will be a post just for the topic of our journey together and how loss can bring you closer together. We also have two kitties, Miss Kitty and Baxter that we love and adore. Okay so I love and adore them, Micah loves Miss Kitty, Baxter not so much. We want a dog but it will have to wait until we can afford the expenses a dog comes with. Look at us being responsible pet owners 🙂
I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and plan on becoming a clinical mental health counselor. Because let’s be honest, what can you do with a bachelors in psych? Nothing. It’s okay; I’ve come to accept this truth. Honestly, I’ve wanted to be a therapist for the past 5 years now. It stems from my past life experiences and observations of others. Mental health isn’t something we can keep sweeping under the rug, the sooner we start acknowledging that people struggling with a disability or mental health difficulty must be considered as a whole before counselors can adequately assist them on their journey to wellness, the better off we’ll all be. Sorry for the rant but sometimes, I can’t make it stop :). I have applied to the counseling and education department at UNCG for masters (and eventually my doctorate I hope) and am waiting to hear back about an interview (prayers and good vibes are welcomed!). The counseling program I’m interested in happens to be 3rd in the nation and is full time. That means no job – at all. This is great because I’ll be learning a lot more and won’t have to worry about a job I don’t really care for.
I am currently a stay at home wife, which still surprises me! I’m the type of person who wants to go to work and help others, but this ended up being the best choice for us in our marriage until I find out about school. Don’t get me wrong, I have always worked and felt independent and awesome for it. I’ve worked since I was 16 in high school through college, and in our first year of marriage. It just wasn’t working for us as couple or for me and my health. It was the best decision I’ve made for myself and for my husband. It has been an adjustment for me, but I’m determined to make it a wonderful experience while I have the opportunity to do so. As I mentioned before, going back to school will be exciting and a dream come true to help others, but in the mean time I volunteer, read, craft, cook (I’m still getting the hang of that one), clean, and whatever else I want to do. God has given us an amazing opportunity and I don’t want to waste it!