On Sunday morning, I’ll load up and head to my third and final required Intensive course on the Liberty campus in Lynchburg. I’ve been looking forward to this class for the last several months and I anticipate it will be one that ties together all of the disparate things I’ve been learning since I began this program in 2010. I feel like I’m officially on the downhill slide toward graduation although there is a lot of hard work to be done before I reach that milestone. Since I live so close to the East Coast, I’m driving this time and it’s nice to not have to worry about how much my textbooks weigh! My life is completely different from the last time I went to Virginia. I met Scott just a month or so after I returned from my last trip…who knows what the next few months will yield?

I have to be honest, I’m kind of topped up on change right now. Under the best of circumstances, I don’t weather change terribly gracefully. I am often too rigid in my thinking and planning and have never really been one to roll with the punches. Sure, there have been periods of my life where I’ve been flexible, but those have been the exception.

I think about my temperament in relation to my current life and I think God is laughing at me. Me and my rigid set ways living with a could-not-be-more-different-from-me family…so many opportunities for growth! Maybe what I’m having are growing pains? Regardless, it’s been a trip.

Speaking of trips, I need to go back to preparing for my class next week. It’s no secret that I love, love, love going to these intensive courses and I’m sure this one will be no different. I love the classroom learning experience and I have especially missed it lately. I will be challenged to transform academic head knowledge into clinical skills, but I’m ready for the chance.

I’m coming back to blogging. It’s good to be back.

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