Day 09 - a picture of something you want to do before you die
|church divinity of the pacific - berkeley, CA|
i know this is probably an unexpected answer, considering i work in fashion and all that, but my real passion is feminist theology. i want to attend divinity school and earn an advanced degree, ideally a doctorate so i can hopefully one day teach at the collegiate level. i have been through a long journey in my spiritual life but really found my niche in studying spirituality. i realized that i feel closest to God when i am learning about the Divine. i have what some "traditional" Christians may call a liberal theology, but really i feel that i am about as traditional as they come - I believe in one God, even though we each may call Him/Her something different.
working in fashion has been really fun and i know i will continue to do it for a few years, but ultimately i need to fuel my real passion and hopefully pass on what i have learned to others. i want to change lives the same way that my college chaplain and main religion professor changed mine. they opened my eyes to a whole myriad of theories and writings i never knew existed, and encouraged me to question and explore and above all - read. i love to read about different theologies! due to the store i am unable to read very much but when i was nannying i was averaging one book a week, at the very least one every other week. man oh man do i miss it. . .
so one day i will attend seminary. it's just not the right time yet.
sorry for being overly personal, but i suppose that is the goal of these posts. right?
i promise, i'll go back to just writing about pretty dresses and design and such soon enough :)