About Callie

I’m Callie. It’s not short for anything, but yes, it is like California.

This photo sums it up well: comfy dress from the thoughtfulness of my fiancé, books and plastic bags strewn everywhere, my hammock peeking in, the back lighting is probably annoying the two photographers in my family (don’t get started on the quality!). Welcome.

Worried Sapling is my rambling of character-carving lessons. I have anxiety–both colloquial and clinical–and, as a Christian, I’ve found better solutions than the misinformed hybrid of “get over it” and “just pray.”

Through my struggles, I’ve also grappled with what healthy relationships look like and how we can all have them. This space exists to bless the worried heart, to reflect on the amazing and the not so much, and to remind us that we’re all saplings in need of the living water and the Son.

Oh, and me? I love being stretched beyond capacity as a high school English teacher (it is the greatest joy). I’m a poster child introvert, though my loud mouth deceives. Speed reading is my favorite learning & a solid workout my favorite relaxation. Touching the fire to know it’s hot is my speciality, and I love the gentle hands of Jesus that bind up wounds with blood-stained grace. Did I mention that I’m moving across the ocean soon?

Thanks for coming through! Let’s be pals?