I'm a little scared to make this decision public, but here goes. I am officially taking the necessary steps to enroll in seminary in September. I was accepted last summer but never followed up on it because I was afraid of taking on the additional debt. I have decided that I can either take the debt and move on with life or continue doing nothing and remain in my current level of debt and unemployed. A little extra debt will give me marketable skills, and I will be doing what I have known in my heart I should be doing for a long time.
If you want to follow the progress of this endeavor specifically as well as read mucho theology musings (some basic and some not), they are at sjbtheology. I'll post the lighter stuff over here and save the extra deep for there. Mostly this is about keeping my own head straight--I need a place to get extremely serious about my spiritual side, and I'm still figuring out how to get comfortable with being extremely outspoken about this. I feel a bit like I am switching gears entirely in my life; but really I'm returning to something that I should have been doing all this time. I have hidden this side of me away for a long time, and I need to stop doing that.
The one thing that truly frightens me about this is taking Hebrew... It's something I've always wanted to do, and in that sense I'm not afraid. It's recommended that students take Hebrew or Greek the first year, and since I got hold of a braille Hebrew Bible some time ago I think I should do the Hebrew. I think I would really enjoy it. The scary thing is getting access to the materials and keeping up with the course. I've tracked down instructional books in braille; but they are very old. I'll post more on this in the other journal. In short, if anyone knows of any blind person who has done this, please tell me.