Sunday, September 14, 2008


I'm going to try this...with no promises of it working out. I haven't blogged since I was in London and, then, I had some interesting things to write about...things people wanted to read (at least I hope they did). This one may not be as intriguing. However, I feel that I need a place to write and, for whatever reason, I can't make myself keep a journal (which is really sad because I own several cute but half-started journals). I've been told that, while in grad school, I need to take care of myself. Otherwise, I'll completely burn out. Is it bad that I'm already feeling a little burnt out? Anyway, more about that later. Usually, I just like to talk to others about my issues...that normally helps. But unfortunately, everyone around me seems to be busy with their own issues. I can hardly blame them for that. Why am I going into Marriage and Family Therapy when I need my own therapist? That's a question I haven't answered yet...though I've heard it doesn't hurt for a therapist to have a therapist. It's late and I'm starting to ramble. So what I plan to do here is 1) keep my friends/family/whoever wants to read it up to date with what's going on with me because I'll probably spend more time over the next two years reading than I will socializing and 2) have a dialogue with myself and anyone who wants to comment about the issues I'm experiencing as well as the good things that are happening in my life. Does that sound like a good plan? I'll write as often as I can. I have a feeling this will be a great method of procrastination...and I feel good about that :).


Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa!

I think it's funny you say you wonder why you want to be a therapist when you need one, because I wonder why I chose Social Work to help people when I can barely seem to help myself. Most of my professors would tell us that we would need to see therapists as well, so I'm guessing that is a common thing. I hope grad school is going well and isn't stressing you too much!


Anonymous said...

So first I want to thank you because I started a blog today thanks to you. So don't be surprised if I comment on your blog from time to time!

It's not too bad that you already feel burnt out, because I feel the same. Together we will make sure we get out of that though. We got to take advantage of breaks and great tv shows! I know I need to go see a therapist. Not only for my own issues, but also to see what it's like as we will be one in the near future. But it doesn't hurt for us to have a therapist..if I could afford a good one I would be seeing one right now. But as everyone keeps telling me and I am sure you as well. Hang in there! We will get through this =)