This year for my thirty-ahemth birthday I started doing mud-runs. A friend convinced me it made complete sense for me to complete a 14 mile mud run with 25+ obstacles as my first ever race... I had never even done a 5k... And, of course, I completed it in the middle of a storm, hail, and 15-25 MPH winds...
I learned a lot from that experience. Mostly what I learned is that I already had what it took to do that. And, if you are going through the process of getting licensed- by the end- you will have what it takes to.
It is all about continuing the movement forward, and NEVER stopping. Notice your progress, look slightly ahead- at what is just in front of you and just KEEP MOVING!
I know there are a lot of steps, a lot of obstacles, a lot of pain between deciding to become a therapist, and actually completing your goal. But, you know what- you CAN do it!
So today, we are going to talk about having the right "gear" and a bit of the right preparation. Thankfully the gals over at Spartan Chicked on Facebook got me as prepped as I could be for my race.
1. If you live in California, but you aren't using www.trackyourhours.comto track your hours and manage your paperwork- seriously do it now. It is one way you keep moving forward. With some of the delays at the BBS- it is even more important to get your hours submitted immediately after finishing them. Start getting original signatures on experience verification forms asap. This link: https://www.trackyourhours.com/zynnyme/ gets you 3 months free!
2. Join us on Facebook or LinkedIn for some moral support about the intern experience or getting licensed. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mftguide/ or http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2212173&trk=anet_ug_hm
3. Check out the upcoming new FREE webinar all about pre-licensed private practice in California. We have an organization looking to hire about 70 interns from across California that will also be doing Q & A at the end of the webinar. https://zynnyme.leadpages.net/pp-internship/
Now, I have completed two of those crazy LONG runs, and 2 others- in fact I did 3 of them in about 6 weeks. You are much stronger than you know! Go out there and finish the race guys!
Miranda Palmer, LMFT /