Why I Want To Be A Therapist

Why I Want To Be A Therapist

She cares to the point where her heart can not bare to see those broken.

Therapy is something that is extremely underrated. Those who don’t go don’t understand, and those who do go may be too caught up in their own minds to truly understand its benefits. Stigmas including “therapy is for crazy people” or the look people give you when you say you go to therapy is heartbreaking. I want to be a therapist to break these stigmas and to help people look past the “crazy people” stigma.

I am not mentally strong. I cry at movies, I am overprotective of my friends, and I make mistakes. I’m not perfect. Perfection is merely a term created that society expects us to be, yet no one really knows what it means to be perfect. I don’t claim to always be correct. I can’t empathize with everyone's feelings. Despite all these “flaws,” I still could not imagine myself doing any other career.

I fear the powers of my own mind. Knowing what I have though, am thinking, and thoughts to come make me want to curl into a ball. I am weak, timid, and scared.

Yet, I still want to be a therapist.

So why would the cry baby, sensitive girl want such a mentally challenging job?

Because she cares.

She can not bare to those upset.

She understands.

She listens, comprehends, and feels.

She knows the pain of feeling forgotten.

She knows the pain of feeling alone.

She can not allow those she cares about to feel alone because she knows what an ugly feeling it is.

She loves and loves and loves endlessly.

She loves those who have never felt love. She believes in the good in people’s minds and finds loopholes to sadness and anxiousness.

She’s been there, which makes her strong. Happy. Sad. Anxious. Loving. Giving. Philanthropic. Scared. Understanding.

Which makes her caring.

This is why I want to be a therapist.

What about you?

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I can't wait to discover you this year, self.

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So, on behalf of my heart and I, this is my commitment to live year 21 as boldly, unapologetic, and passionately as I can.

1. I will no longer apologize for the life choices I make

2. I refuse to indulge in others' stress

3. I will treat every day like a party

5. I will graduate and never step foot in a classroom again for as long as I live

6. I will focus on making myself happy

7. I will eat the chocolate cake if I want it

8. I refuse to step foot on the scale

4. I will prioritize homework less...and less...and less...

9. I refuse to let money dictate where I find employment

10. I will no longer ask for your advice—or listen to it

11. I promise to praise God without interruption

12. I will learn how to shamelessly say "no"

13. I will stay away from those who hurt me

14. I will entertain positive individuals only

16. I won't be afraid to edit & revise myself

15. I will dance every day

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6 Reasons Behind Why You Feel Like An Unproductive P.O.S.

I am here to remind you that it is OK to want to do completely and literally nothing.

We all are subject to procrastinating and wanting to come home and do absolutely nothing. Our list of To Do's keeps growing but for some reason, we never do anything to change that. I know that terrible, grumpy, dirty feeling we get when we know there is so much to be done yet we don't care.

I am here to remind you that it is okay to want to do completely and literally nothing after work or school. We just gave the day our 100% all and sometimes our best friend (our bed) is the only thing we need.

1. There is always something else to do

There is literally always something more to be done...You will never be completely free from responsibilities and daily chores/tasks

2. Your bank account is crying

Your boss will always need someone to cover a shift or work an extra hour or two...And your bank account can never have too much money. If you're not doing anything, you should be working (said no one ever)

3. Your assignments due next week are looking at you

They are staring at you in the face every time you take extra time to lay in bed or take a long nap...There is always an assignment that could be completed (Unfortunately)

4. You could be working out

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5. You could be meditating or something...

Don't they say 10 minutes of yoga or meditation make you less stressed and more relaxed? I literally don't even have enough time to meditate which takes zero legit energy

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