Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This week at my placement has been really amazing. Each night I've come home feeling a bit high from my experiences there. It must sound like such a strange thing but I've really been feeling great about how I've been developing as a Career Counsellor, what I've been learning through my practicum and my love for the profession. I feel energized when I get home and I love sharing details about my day with J + H. It's so different from the days when I'd come home exhausted from my previous jobs - loathing myself for being there, being irritable and a bit weepy. I felt like there was nothing meaningful about my days. In fact, I think some of my greatest joys at that time were going out at lunch to look for people to interview and photograph for blogTO or sipping on tea while writing diatribes in my journal.

This week and the positive feelings associated with it have been more indicators that I'm heading in the right direction. If I open myself up and believe that where I am is where I'm supposed to be then I'll move to where I'm supposed to go next. Of course, this doesn't mean I'm going to do things blindly and without effort or the hard work that is necessary to move forward but just to trust myself and go for it. The opportunities to learn and grow will present themselves and I'm confident I'll meet people along the way who will help facilitate the process (like my practicum supervisor and other staff members plus special friends I've met through my studies).

For the first time, I don't feel embarrassed to tell people what I'm doing or working towards. I feel excited and proud that my work life finally has some meaning. It feels good. I'm in a good place surrounded by good people. I feel really fortunate.

1 comment:

Polly said...

Yay!!! YAY!!! YAY!!!

SOOOOO happy for you!!