If there’s one thing I’ve learned this week it’s that counselors process EVERYTHING. And this introverted, person-of-little words will have to embrace that for the next 2 years and the rest of my career.
There is so much going on in our country this week. I don’t mean to sound cliche or like a counselor, but take a minute or two or five to process all of it. Utilize whatever resources you have available: friend(s), counseling, community, family, social media communities, to do that. Don’t become desensitize to the issues or become discouraged to have these discussions. I implore you to take a moment to self-care. The videos, news reports, social media postings/tweets/discussions/responding to trolls and people who just don’t get it, can be taxing and traumatizing. Eat, exercise, unplug from social media, get some fresh air. Take care.
***Note: If I haven’t stated it before, I started grad school this fall. Follow me on this adventure. I hope to post a few things about my experience. Fingers crossed.