Happy 4th of July weekend, loves!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend doing whatever finds you the most happiest. I wanted to share the good news with you…I’ll be graduating from grad school soon! How soon?? The last day of this semester is July 26th…that day will mean that I AM DONE!! I DID IT! Lifebeinggirly will have a Master of Science M.S. degree and will be one step closer to becoming a licensed clinical mental health counselor! YAY! YAY! YAY!
It still hasn’t fully hit me yet due to still having a few assignments in my class left to do, however, I learned that I passed my COMPS (counselor preparation comprehensive examination , aka CPCE) so that shows I have successfully understood what I have learned for the past two (three) years. It’s a test every counseling student must pass before they can officially graduate. AND I DID IT!
If you have followed my blog from the beginning, you know how much grad school was an up and down, rockin’ roller coaster of emotions, determination, quitting, giving up, inspiration, perseverance, confidence building and boosting, learning, everything that can put someone through an emotional car wash that lasted longer than you thought it would. I learned that everything requires hard work and that being successful doesn’t come easily,even though some people make it look that way! Know that if they can do it, you can do it, too! This shit didn’t happen overnight. It was replacing one negative opinion about myself with a positive and encouraging fact. It was telling myself, “You can do it. Don’t give up.” More positive affirmations as opposed to my usual all or nothing thinking of “Since I didn’t get that done, that means I won’t be successful in anything else!” No bueno.
I’ll save the long and sappy acceptance blog post for when I actually have that diploma in my hand, but I just wanted to encourage anyone who is second guessing themselves and/or thinking about quitting something to not give up on yourself. You can do it. And if anyone else tells you otherwise, stop talking to that person. Life is too short for those people!
I miss you guys! Please let me know how you’ve been doing! And, was there a time where you had to do positive affirmations to remind yourself that you rock?? I’d love to know!