Saturday, February 26, 2011

The internet is back!

Good afternoon, dear Readers,

Having gone for a long time (aka since my last blog post) without the internet at home, it's back. Amazing. And since I really can't blog at work - I know, trying to pretend I actually work there - we'll try again at blogging here at home.

And a brief update to the wonderful world of Debby -- maybe we need a blog name change! Will be thinking about it.

I am thinking about going back to school. And here's why: at the age of 35, I have at least 34 years until I could even think about retiring. Not that I'm the retiring type, but still. So, could I last at this job for 34 years? Doubtful. What else then? What would I like to pursue?

Now, this question really has never been one that has crossed my mind. What?! How can that be? Because I alway thought I'd be married with kids by now, and my career path would have been set ahead of me. But, alas, God has better plans and I'm holding onto that fact. Read previously posts, you'll get the picture. This whole time in Maryland, I believe, has been working me to this point -- to just let God do what he wants to do. And I'm willing to go along for the ride.

So, I'm going to try to go back to school for a doctorate in Psychology. Mind you, I'm currently taking the pre-req I missed at Florida. I still have to pass the GRE & Psych GRE. I still have to apply and be accepted. Then, if I get in, I won't start until Fall 2012. Then, I'd be in school for 5-6 years. Yeaaaa.

In the meantime, I'm still working. I'm in another production with our theatrical troupe ... May 6-8 Smokey Joe's Cafe - come see it! Young ones in my family are getting married. Trips are upcoming. And I've been hired at my church to be the Director of Hospitality (Part time for fun stuff - why not!?) Of which we are having a training class tomorrow so I should prepare. It should be an interesting year.

I hope you can see God working in my heart. To let him move and do as he chooses. For me to actually believe it. And to stop trying so hard. And to just get to living. I am bummed as my adventures are not as prevelant -- I don't have Friday's off anymore. But, will do what I can to provide you with aspects of the Debby World (please say that as you might hollar out "OUTDOOR WORLD!!!!!")

Oh, and some really cool books I've recently read:
The Help - I know, I'm behind, but it's good.
America, America - Ethan Canin - beautiful
Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese - I can't say enough about this book. So, so good.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - awesome non-fiction - Rebecca Skloot

Now reading Little Bee by Chris Cleve - will keep you posted.

With that I bid you farewell.