I’ve spent the better part of my adult life studying psychology and counseling, and I have 2 pieces of paper and a boatload of student debt that says that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to relationships and how people work. I don’t, though. Not really. I’m just someone who thinks about relationships and how people work more than the average bear. And if I have to I can dress it up in fancy, clinical language.
I fell in love with psychology and counseling because it is fundamentally about relationships and taking care of people, and I fundamentally believe that’s what life is about. Mostly because it allows God to show up in the world in really cool, really tangible ways.
I’ve taken this belief outside of the walls of the counseling office, and I’m finding now that I hold it to be true even more strongly. And my 10 years in school and my 30 years of life have taught me that the weight of the world is a lot easier to shoulder if we’re helping each other along. So, here’s to the sorting and the storytelling that goes along with it.