Thursday, April 8, 2010

Update... One year later!

So pretty soon it will be one year since I last blogged. What a insanely crazy year. I have experienced more change in the last year than in all my live cumulatively before this year.

In the last year I quit my job for a church denomination, married my girlfriend, got a new job, moved across the country to a new state, and switched career's entirely.

And right now the only thing I regret sometimes is my career choice. If you ever think of going into the field of mental health re-think it. I knew it would be hard but it has been 1,000 times harder than I ever thought to get liscensed. If you want to someday be a therapist you have to first go through the hell of getting liscensed and while provisional you can only serve people who are struggling the most. This means you work with the hardest cases. Getting liscensed in North Carolina is so hard I feel like crying often. Today all things changed for me, I was doing therapy and now I am back to doing Q work because I am missing one single class.

So the self care I did after such a bad day.... I reminded myself at least I still have a job, I reminded myself that those liscensure people have a hard job. I went for a walk and it was so pretty out. I got love from my wife. I went out to eat and drank so much I felt tipsy. My wife force me not to think about it. I know it should be this big of deal but being demoted even if it's just for one month sucks. So I should be provisionally liscensed again in about 3 months. Ug. this stuff takes forever!

On the upside my home live is amazing and I feel so loved and supported every day! Plus we are building a house right now and that's fun.


triciac said...

Oh, honey. 1) if you have the energy, please update this thing more regularly so I can feel like I know what's going on in your life (that's my selfish plea, even though I know how hard it can be to blog when you are stressed and exhausted with the day to day crap!)

2) I am SO glad for your wonderful wife and life and that you have support in this hard stuff.

3) Thank you for opening up about what is going on in your life so that I can know what to be thinking and praying about for you!

4) Yay for google reader so I didn't have to go looking for your long lost blog to see there was a new post. :)

Random Reflections said...

Welcome back! What a busy time you've been having. Congratulations on getting married and well done for making brave decisions on your career. I am glad that the end in in sight on your training etc.

I hope you blog again soon.

slashdotmad said...

well, hello stranger!
good to see you back, congrats on all things new in life! hang in there, once you do get licensed the sense of achievement will be huge. it WILL be an amazing moment, although I know how easy it is to lose sight of the goal sometimes when things are hard and it seems like the end is somewhere miles ahead. good luck and breathe..:)