A lot has changed for me over the past couple of weeks. Some personal realizations have given me a new sense of freedom, contentment (even if fleeting), and the beginnings of, dare I say it, confidence. I just hope I can continue to hold onto these good feelings.
This week I start my art therapy internship, something I have been working towards in one way or another for almost 5 years, ever since I discovered art therapy as a profession. Because I chose this path I cannot help but be excited by it even if I am more than a little nervous about it. Even though I am nervous about my abilities I’m excited to interact with people in a helping capacity and I am excited about working with people through art. Sometimes my excitement leads me to wonder whether I am one of those people who believe humans are inherently good. I’m pretty sure, at least, I am not one of those who believe we are inherently evil.
Through my experiences in my art therapy program, friends I have made moving here, in the program and at the gym, and most especially with my wonderful therapist, I think I know what it is like for one soul to meet another soul and for both to be changed or moved for the better by the encounter. That, overall, is what I hope to achieve no matter where I go in life.