7 Quick Takes – Vol. 15


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Summer is here…finally! For the first time in a LONG time, it was over 90 degrees yesterday. Whoohoo! I’m loving the weather, sweat and all 🙂

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Is college really worth it? I read this article recently which basically said that degrees are not always necessary and college is not really worth the debt you get into. Well, here’s a thought: you don’t have to get into the $150,000 debt they estimated. I honestly don’t understand how someone could go into college knowing they would have to take out that much money. That is not an option for me. I am proud of the fact that I opened my local bank account when I was 12, and have been working hard to earn money ever since then. I have been blessed with job opportunities, and am thankful to be able to pay for the majority of my college education with some loans (though MUCH less than what they estimated). It’s taken a lot of work on my part, but HELLO? It’s called responsibility. How do people end college with that much debt? I don’t know. That’s just not even something I would consider doing. This deserves an entire post of its own, so I’ll just stop now 🙂

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Just finished my first book of the summer! The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic is officially done, and next on my list is Rediscovering Catholicism (which just came in the mail, yay!). The Four Signs book is FABULOUS, and I highly recommend it to absolutely everyone on earth that is literate. And if you’re not literate, have someone read it to you. Wait, you wouldn’t be reading this if you’re not literate. Darn. Well, literate person, go find an illiterate person to read it to! Seriously, it is so good. I’m so excited to write an On My Bookshelf review of it this week.

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Not entirely accurate, but you get the point

My friend Heather started up an awesome Tumblr blog on Modesty recently, which is rather awesome. It’s called Mod Gurl. She posts cute modest clothes, encouraging articles, pictures and quotes, so check it out! Here is the site, here is its Pinterest, and here is its Facebook page. Go modesty!

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I’m starting Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred with one of my older sisters tomorrow! Here’s a video of the level one workout (you do 3 levels, each for 10 days). It doesn’t look as deathly hard as I thought it might be, but we’ll see what I think after doing it tomorrow.

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Enjoy a laugh at the expense of this hilarious bad lip reading video. I don’t know who in the world has time to do these things, but they are hilarious!

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It’s good to be back at work and feeling constructive. There have always been things that are tough about working at pregnancy centers, and those things are still there. But the projects I’m working on will greatly help the places. The work is incredibly important, so it’s good to be a part of it as best I can. I’m also working on counseling training as part of this, so I’ll be able to start sidewalk counseling soon. Whoop! I am SO pumped as I keep planning next school years pro-life activities!

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2 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes – Vol. 15

  1. I’ll definitely have to get my hands on a copy of that Four Signs book. Maybe I’ll borrow it from a friend? 😉 Good luck with the exercise program! Between that and work it sounds like you’re having a pretty productive summer so far! 🙂


    1. Oh yeah! You can order a free copy on their website: http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/product_p/1fs.htm or you can just borrow it from me when we get back. It’s SO good because it gives you practical ways to grow in the 4 signs after giving you solid research behind them. It also goes into how to re-engage disengaged Catholics.

      Anyway, the workout program was not too bad today. I was glad I didn’t die, because I took my scapular off to do it 🙂 I definitely have too much time on my hands though, I gotta start more projects or something….hope yours is going well!


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