I also feel like I need to pause in this post to introduce myself. My name is Vicky Hathaway, and I am... me? This is a difficult introduction because, well, I don't know how to identify myself any more. I used to be a student, but I currently wrapping up 19 years of schooling with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Today is my last official class day. I don't have a permanent full time job yet and am in the ever exciting world of job hunting (though that sounds like a strange term. I don't want to kill a job I find, but I want to grow and learn in it. Maybe we should call it job gardening...) So, I don't know how to identify myself.
Easy things to day about me are:
- I am 24 years old
- I am from Northwest Indiana
- I am female
- I have brown eyes and brown hair
- I am Catholic and like helping out with church ministries
- I want to be a counselor when I grow up
- I am a daughter to two wonderful parents
- I am the middle child
- I am an aunt to two little boys
- I am a granddaughter and a cousin to amazing family members
I don't know what has prompted me to start a blog. I have been thinking about it for a while now and tried to start one when I was beginning my MA degree, but I didn't take it anywhere because I didn't think I had anything interesting to say. What is different now, I believe, is that I am exploring my life through a whole new lens. I am putting aside a part of myself that I have held on to for so long and that is scary. I feel like a blog can help me process thoughts and feelings in a new way. And it just might be fun.
Anyway, I think I may call this a processing experiment. Test it out, see how it goes and if it helps me gain clear insight into who I really am.
PS: Sorry if this post is all over the place. I had a few ideas of what I wanted to say and they just got jumbled up together. I will try to be more clear in the future!