While my body and mind may be screaming, "What are you doing?!", my heart is certainly appreciating and cherishing all of the positive experiences I've been given.
I think it's important to create a life outside of school counseling. I know if I let myself, I would submit to every irrational thought and urge. I would spend too many hours working and critiquing and "perfecting," since I can't officially "close the book" on my day - there's always more to do. While my extracurricular activities may seem exhausting, they have truly saved me from myself. I have new friends and new ways to challenge my mind. When I'm having a horrible work day, I can recover through other creative outlets. I feel like I'm expanding my impact on the world, leaving me feeling hopeful and rejuvenated - I have more opportunities to feel like I'm a meaningful part of history, however small that impact may be. I cannot stress that enough. It's important to feel like we have a purpose. Otherwise, we fall into a dark pit, which is certainly not where I'd like to be.
Anyway, just wanted to give you an update on my life. I hope to post more about my current show, Impossible Marriage, soon. Oh, and I guess I could post school counseling resources too! ;)