Reflections on Life Thus Far

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New Counsellor


A cute monkey πŸ™‚

Tuesday I met my new counsellor after my last one had to leave because her internship had ended. The new counsellor seems good so far. I felt a connection so that’s a positive sign since I don’t like having to ask to see someone else. Unexpectedly, I ended up crying quite a bit as I recounted what I thought by now would be ‘routine’. Instead, I sat crying for a fair portion of the session. It’s a good sign if I am able to be emotionally vulnerable on my first meeting with a therapist or counsellor. Otherwise it means I am guarded. So I see the crying as a good thing.

I won’t get to see my new counsellor again until the end of the month because she’s going on vacation. Hopefully things will be okay and I will be alright. The only thing plaguing me is what do I do next? I thought by now I’d know what I want to do but I am still clueless. Thus, all I have been capable of is housekeeping and yard work. Both things that aren’t very much fun but they do give me a feeling of satisfaction when I can make a space look nicer than before. I’ve also been helping my dad sell his car. So I have been keeping busy but I feel like I ought to have a better idea of what I’m doing when and where. Right now I just see myself as doing things that need to be done but maybe aren’t important. They’re things that need doing though. Living in a messy and unclean environment doesn’t make me feel positive. In that sense, then, I am contributing at least to the maintenance of my home. Also, I try to provide an ear to my dad and help him out.

It was warm and sunny today so I got outside and trimmed the rose bushes a bit more. Otherwise I stayed indoors because the sun was actually a bit much for me. Even though it was only 20 Celsius it was humid. It’s hard to feel like doing much when you’re warm. Mind you in a month or two this will feel cool! Already the mosquitoes and black flies are out-I could live without them though!

Β©Natalya, 2013.




Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

13 thoughts on “New Counsellor

  1. Glad you liked your new counselor! I suspect the cleaning out stuff is a good thing for you to be doing right now. I’m still doing it myself and getting a lot of benefit from it. It really is cathartic just to get your life in order as much as possible. Just make sure to stop and smell the roses while you’re pruning them! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Jenny! I agree πŸ™‚ If there were any roses to smell I’d smell them but so far they are just the vines with green leaves. I am amazed how much I have pruned so far.

  2. that sounds really positive! it can be really hard to connect to someone new after building up trust with a councellor before (in my experiance). glad your getting along well.

  3. Glad to hear it’s going well so far! I’m seeing my new counsellor today! I like her πŸ™‚

    That monkey is absolutely adorable!!!

  4. Glad you’ve got the new therapist. I find gardening therapeutic. πŸ™‚ hope you had a great day! Hugs Paula xxx

    • Thanks Paula πŸ™‚ The pruning I have been doing is therapeutic. I didn’t imagine it would be but it’s cathartic clipping through the overgrown vines!

  5. I understand what you are saying about being able to cry and that being a good thing. I usually do the first time, even though I try not to. Good and healing thoughts to you.


    • Thanks Kate. I only try not to cry if I don’t feel comfortable with the person, otherwise I usually let the flood gates open to varying degrees! πŸ˜‰

  6. I’m glad you like the new counsellor! Hopefully things will continue to go well. And, you know I struggle with home maintenance, so I think you totally ROCK for being able to clean and do yard work!!! That is a big deal!!! *safe hugs* rl

    • Thanks so much! I have found the home maintenance goes best when I do a bit every day. Too bad my dad doesn’t help me except on the rare occassion. He’s very messy too 😦 But he doesn’t charge me any rent or anything so I can’t complain too much :/

      Thank you, I was/am glad I like my new counsellor so far. I have only seen her once as she went on vacation, after I saw her, for three weeks. So I see her next week.

      How are you?

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