Hello, dear readers, and welcome to another Thursday. I hope you’re hanging in there, wherever you are in the world. Here in Minnesota it is cold, autumn nosing its way toward winter. We had early morning snow flurries on Monday, though none of it stuck around. The air smells like snow is coming, and if we forget to add layers before taking the dog out we regret it pretty quickly.
This is a week of waiting for me. I’ve been hinting for the last few weeks that I had some big plans in the works, and now that I’m done with my part and waiting on the official answer, I think it’s time to spill the beans: I applied for seminary!
I know this is probably really weird to read. I am not exactly the first person most would expect to be interested in going to seminary. But one of the local, more progressive seminaries in the area has a program that I’m really interested in – a master’s program with a spiritual direction focus – and I decided now was a good time to take the plunge.
Assuming I get in, it’s going to take about four years of part time classes. I don’t intend to make a career shift out of this (now that I’ve experienced being valued for my work and paid accordingly, I don’t think I have it in me to go back into nonprofits), but this is something I’m passionate about and deeply interested in and I’m excited to learn more.
My application materials were all officially submitted on Monday; I’ve been told I should hear a decision in the next week or two. I am doing my best to be patient.
I will leave you with some festive photos of Nova in the Halloween costumes I went overboard ordering from Chewy: