My journey

When I decided to go back to grad school (again) it was at the time more about checking off an item that I had on my life’s bucket list. It of course has since than evolved into so much more. A spiritual & emotional journey to say the least. To be honest, I held off the program for so long because I wasn’t in the right emotional and physical space to begin a marriage and family therapy program. From my experience, many of the healers I’ve encountered in my program and in the field have been wounded themselves, survivors of various forms of trauma. They find themselves in the field as a way to help others. It’s really a beautiful thing to see unfold. Which leads me to my next point that it’s so important to process through your own set of demons before attempting to help others. And just in general, to grow as a human being, emotionally. Now that I’m in my practicum component of the program, I’m starting to narrow down my niche. What’s my target population I want to serve. And it’s becoming more apparent as time moves on. I want to help victims of trauma. Help them shed their feelings of unwanted shame and give birth to a person with untapped potential to be the best version of themselves. I came across this article that I found so insightful and thought I’d share.

โ€œThe act of releasing your shame is โ€“ in itself โ€“ healing. So I went back to people I trusted, and I began to talk about what had happened to me when I was younger. Far from shaming me, far from thinking it showed I was broken, they showed love, and helped me to grieve for what I had gone through.โ€

City on a hill

I love San Francisco! The hustle and bustle of the city. This past weekend we decided to take trip to the city for some Mac n cheese! Yup, just to have some Mac n cheese ๐Ÿ™‚ But not just any Mac n cheese… we originally were going to eat at Mac’D but than once I yelped it I came across Mac Daddy and I decided on the later! The kids and hubby liked it so that’s a plus. Mac Daddy was a bit tight in terms of space, but we managed to all fit, we just took up the only table space available. The rest of the seating was at their bar. The waiter was nice and attentive. I really liked their Goat Mac! Once we were done we decided to stroll down the block to Farley’s for some coffee. Cutest little coffee shop and my kids were so awed by the type writer lol (didn’t realize those still existed) surprisingly I still knew how to use one! Hubby admitted that their coffee was pretty strong but than again he did have 3 shots in his!

Dose of Encouragement

To all the folks back in school, whether itโ€™s grad school or youโ€™re going back to finish up your undergraduate degree. Keep pushing and grinding ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ I literally thought to myself today, wtf are you doing Tisha. Like, I really didnโ€™t need another degree, let alone one that has an internship component and licensure requirements by the state. The devil was really trying to get me down. Than I met with a few people today that reminded why Iโ€™m back in school and that you should never give up on a dream. Because if you do, youโ€™re giving up on yourself. So I told the devil to shut up. I ainโ€™t got time for his bs ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ #byefelicia

So if you needed a dose of encouragement, here I am. Rooting you on. Rooting us both on. You + me + we got this!

P.s., I’m back in grad school working on becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist.