I feel like I’m slacking because I’m not studying, but in reality, I’ve just taken my licensing exam AND my graduation/exit exam last week. Last week was so intense, but months of studying definitely paid off. I feel like I passed both tests (yet I won’t know for another 6-8 weeks). Here’s to hoping that come December I will be a National Certified Counselor and on my way to be licensed in my state to practice as an Associate Professional Counselor. I am so excited! I really have only one class where I have assignments, and my midterm is due this Thursday, there is a brief paper, and then a final exam. These all consist of papers and role playing. I am very good at writing academic papers, so I believe I will do well; I’m sick of exams!
I’m not quite sure what to do with my time; reading for pleasure is a foreign concept to me, but I’m loving it. I have read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (yes, I’m one of those people), and I’m actually re-reading the 2nd and 3rd books. I really like the plot, and yes, I’ve cried a few times. B laughs at me, saying I’m the only person that cries at erotica, but whatever. I’m also reading Get Me Out of Here by Rachel Reiland, which is an excellent memoir of a woman who has overcome Borderline Personality Disorder. One of my clients has started reading it as well, and she finds it helpful as there is someone who has overcome/recovered from BPD, at least in terms of controlling symptoms. I’m also reading a memoir about anxiety (which was on hold for a month as I was studying) and I hope to start that again as soon as I finish Get Me Out of Here. B wants me to read House of Leaves, so that is also next on my list.