So I began on a new and amazing adventure with 20 – 30 some people which turned into about 16 to 18 people. I have joined the ranks of Massage Therapy students!! I am super excited to begin this journey. This however brings up a very pertinent subject: PRIORITIES!! I was never one to prioritize well until I began this education experience. Now I find myself much more organized and it is an ever-evolving process to prioritize properly.
A bit about Massage Therapy School: Massage therapy school is generally around 500 hours of education as well as hours in the clinic working on people after the initial education of how-to. I am in the how-to phase right now but by mid to late January I will be working with real clients in the clinic. While I feel excited I still feel unprepared. BUT I have a long way to go still. (Below is what I am learning…)
Priories, yes… If I do not prioritize some things to not get done. I am attending school every day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, the school is about 30 minutes away and I always have to leave at least an hour earlier than that JUST IN CASE of bad traffic so I leave about 7-ish and get home about 6 to 6:30. WHEW! It is a full day of MT school. And when I get home I feel exhausted most days, especially when I get up at 3 a.m. like I did today!! *sigh* Please understand that I am not intending to whine or complain. I LOVE GOING TO THIS SCHOOL! I am really enjoying massage therapy school!!!!!!!!! (cannot put enough exclamation marks!) I am excited to begin this new chapter in my life.
What I am saying is if I do not prioritize some things do not get done. I already said that… Well it is so true! I have discovered that when I arrive home, since I do feel beat, I often want to just chill (usually alone) which is not conducive to the life I have. While some of the other students do not have husbands or children or either, I have both. And two dogs… and a rabbit. So my house is a bit of a zoo when I get home with everyone literally pawing at me to get my attention. The dogs jump up and wag their tails hoping for lovies, the kids run to me for hugs and kisses and right now my mother (AND AMAZING WOMAN) is living with me and after the long day of taking care of the kids she is also beat and needs a break. So if I don’t pull myself together before I arrive home then I struggle.
The struggle is real, people! I am learning what to put first and what can go on the back burner and what should and should not go on the back burner! So y’all have been unintentionally put aside – not brushed aside mind you — just set aside for a bit while I figure out this thing called LIFE.
Thank you for your patience in me not posting so often. I appreciate my followers and am grateful to be spreading the love as I am able!
May you be blessed today and always!
Maggie A. ‘Spoon