Today I see my first ever client. And I’m terrified.
As most of you know, a few years ago I decided to go to grad school to become a therapist. Over these past two-plus years, I’ve stayed up all night writing papers, spent countless hours studying, doing role plays with my peers, reading mountains of research – and now it’s time to put all that knowledge to work. Perhaps not in the first session, but today is the day I move beyond theory and enter into practice. I’m so nervous, my mind keeps saying to me: “Maybe this was a bad idea, maybe I’m not actually going to be a good therapist, maybe it’s not too late to quit and just do nothing instead!” But I’ve poured too much time, energy and money into this decision. Today I will forge ahead into this new phase of adulthood- into a career I know in my heart is my calling. Wish me luck.