Thursday, January 13, 2011


I turned in my application for grad school last week, for my Master's in Social Work {and a certificate in Gender Violence!}. I can't believe I'm actually excited about school, when I was counting down the days to graduation six years ago. I hope the excitement lasts, and I'm not getting myself into something that's overwhelming. But you wanna know why I think this is the right step for me? I want to advance my career. I'm burnt out of the Substance Abuse Case Manager role, and I'm ready to be a therapist. I'm ready for a pay increase. I'm ready to sign my e-mails Kara Hooker, MSW. You know what else I'm ready for? GIRLFRIENDS! LIBERAL GIRLFRIENDS!

Haha... I have a solid group of really great friends in Richmond as it is, however they are all boys and the only other liberal that I hang out with on a regular basis is my husband, Sean. It's lonely. And being the only girl 99.9% of the time is starting to lose it's excitement. I'm really excited to meet new people with similar views.................................................especially girls!!!

Sean said that if I get in, he'll buy me a bike for my b-day. Honestly.... I'll get the bike either way, but I like the idea of carrying my books to class in a little basket and being trendy. Remind me of this when it's cold and/or raining.

Can you see me riding to class on this beauty?

Speaking of amazing, liberal girlfriends... I do have some, and they're pretty rad! This weekend we're getting together for a mini-reunion and I can't wait to kiss each one of them directly on the lips and tell them over and over again how incomplete my life has become now that we are no longer living directly down the hall from one another. You may recognize one of these beauties...

Aren't they beautiful??!!


  1. You're beautiful, Kara Hooker!

    I can't wait to see you and to reek havoc Saturday night!

    ALSO, so happy and proud of you for applying to grad school! You are going to accomplish many, many big things!

    I love youuuuuuu!!!!


  2. I love the picture of you in the yellow sweatshirt - sexy mama :) Y'all are going to have a blast this weekend, enjoy it! Miss you, love you, and I'm super proud of you!!

  3. Good for you!

    I did an Art degree years ago and then went back to uni to study nursing. I can honestly say returning to education was the best decision I ever made.

    As for the bike, do it! I have a purple one pretty much the same.

    Big love, and have a great weekend


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