I’m now in my second full week of Life Without Internship. I’m pretty well caught up on sleep, I’ve got job applications in the mail, and dinner time isn’t quite so harried. (One lingering effect: I keep thinking I have a group to lead at 3 p.m. on Sundays.)
All this time has meant that I’ve been able to step back and think about what the heck just happened. And it was a lot! Obviously, I learned so much about the daily life of being a counselor, and about how to take care of myself. I also learned quite a bit from my clients themselves. They don’t often credit themselves, but they’re amazing people and have survived some intense stuff. Not everyone would have made it as far as they have.
Organizational snares and all, I’m grateful for my internship experience. Read more about life lessons from my clients at the ACA’s blog.