A happy coming to terms with my future career
Not even one whole year ago I was firmly established on the pre-med track, fully intending
to become a physician of some sort.
God stopped me in my tracks via the influence of some good professors here
at Baylor, and set me on the path for becoming a different kind of doctor.
The pieces had been falling together all along. I loved learning, love
learning, and will always love learning. Immediately at Baylor I
flourished intellectually in mulling over, discussing, and wrestling
theological subjects. I found a passion I never had for studying
science. I found fulfillment, I found myself.
For the past two semesters (counting summer session as one of them) I have
been absolutely on-board and excited about heading in the direction of a
Ph.D. But something changed in my in the past few weeks: I've made
Now let me articulate what I mean by this. Rather than seeing theology
as my future discipline, I see it as my present and continuing
discipline. I no longer see myself as somebody who is going to be a
theologian, but somebody who already is
a theologian. For the first time, in
conversation, I called theology “my discipline.”
I find that exciting. I am owning it!
And it only took me eleven months to get here!
Posted on Mon, February 16, 2009
by Hannah Decker filed under