Monday, November 12, 2012

Professional Student

As I sit here stressed out from all the homework and assignments I have due today, I reminded myself how thankful I am to be going back to school and finally finding something that I feel so passionate about.  Growing up I always wanted to work in the medical field as a doctor or a nurse...something along those lines.  I even went through a period where I wanted to be a designer but then going back to the medical field .  After graduating high school I attended a small college that was almost an hour away (I refused to go to far and be away from my husband) Not really wanting to be away from home I only stayed for one semester. The next semester I attended our local community college, again only for a semester.  It seemed nothing was working out for me.  That was until I got the bright idea to go to cosmetology school.  Well guess what I lasted more than a semester, ha.  I graduated and passed my state boards.  I worked in a salon for a while and stayed pretty busy but I knew that is still wasn't what I was supposed to be doing.  I tried going back to school several times for nursing but each time something would stop this time I am getting so confused with my life and what I am suppose to do with it.  My husband would often pick on me (he loves picking on me, haha) saying I was a professional student LOL.
After giving up on so many things and asking God to show me what to do I had a friend mention Liberty University to me.  I knew I wanted my Bachelors degree at the minimal and once I looked into this school I knew it was the one for me.  I began the journey I am currently on pursing my degree in psychology with my focus on Christian Counseling and minor in the ministry.  Now going back looking over my life there were so many times I had thought about counseling because of my strong desire to help and be there for others, I knew this was my "calling."  I have never enjoyed what I am studying as much I do right now.  I am so thankful to attend a Christian University and to be able to stay at home with my children while I am in school.  I am thankful for the chance to finally find my passion and even though I may be a little late, I will graduate.  I plan to go straight into the Masters program and become a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I am so thankful for this opportunity and as funny as it sounds thankful my past educational experiences did NOT work out.    You see Gods plan for me is way better than the one I had for myself!!!

This one must be my counseling motto =)

The time will pass anyways

LOVE this one


  1. Cat! We seriously have so much in common! I'm a career student too...ha! Kyle said if I was going to be a professional student, I should atleast get paid to do it, so I become a teacher! It doesn't matter how long it takes--as long as you finish!

  2. I love to counsel and help too, that is what makes me happy, knowing that somehow God has used me to encourage uplift or just be there for someone. I am glad you are finally doing what you love Cat.
    Visiting and following from Monday Meet Up, have a super blesses day!

  3. Good for you girl! My friend just graduated from Liberty and he loved it. I know how hard it is to have a family and be a full time student but I bet you'll be done before you know it! God will always show you the way.

  4. good luck! and good for you!! those life experiences will make you a better counselor...Gods plans are always better than ours....good luck!!
    I am your newest follower.pls follow back if you can.
    p.s. my husband changed careers 3 different times..he is finally very happy!!

  5. new[est] follower. loving this post and loving your blog. can't wait to keep following along! adore those prints.

    stop by sometime!

  6. Hi Cat! I just found your blog through the Follow Me Maybe link up. I am finishing up my senior year of college and although I get overwhelmed with the stress of assignments, I do try to step back and appreciate how blessed I am to be getting an education. It certainly isn't something we should take for granted! So glad I found your blog :)



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