Saturday, August 31, 2013

a quote about fear

Fears are a lot like billboards. The closer you get, the bigger they seem, yet stay the course and the faster they vanish behind you.
— Mike Dooley 

Friday, August 30, 2013


A 100 ACTUALLY! WHAT IS AIR?? I CAN’T EVEN! (Technically it was a 99.7..but close enough!)

Sunday, August 18, 2013


This week we're supposed to turn in a seven page paper on what kind of clients we want and what kind of therapy we prefer to use.

Boy howdy am I learning about myself. Well no, I think I already knew these things about myself, I suppose I should say boy howdy am I getting confirmation about myself!

Look, we all have feelings. I know I do. I have some really deep oceans of feelings.. but I am more than my emotions. If every decision I ever made was based on how I felt at the time I would still be making the mistakes I made at 25. I was a seriously emotional decision maker back then. And you know what? Moods pass. Things change. And you have this decision you're stuck with. So as I learned this lesson myself I realized that others also make emotional choices. I want to help people see that they can make choices outside of their emotions.

Now let's not assume that I mean you can never make emotional decisions. If you feel the need to tell someone you love them. DO IT. Sometimes we have to make emotional risks. If you think your soul mate is halfway across the world and they feel the same for you.. go for it. Those kinds of decisions are bigger than whether or not to ask for a raise or tell your brother he doesn't use enough deodorant. Conditions of the heart are a whole, and other, topic.

Anyhow, I have said until I am blue in the face that I want to be a life coach. And the types of therapies I would use with my clients really fit into that. I feel like I'm on the right path.

Dean Winchester is a good example of how fucked up you can be, and still get shit done. If you needed a role model of how to get out of bed in the morning and get your life done, just ask What Would Dean Do?

Monday, August 12, 2013

I have an office, "with a desk, and a lamp!" Okay I don't really have a lamp but I was sort of, but not really, quoting from the movie Jumping Jack Flash..

Wanna see where I spend 8 hours a day?

The main desk area and where my eyes are generally focused. As you see, I love sticky notes. Especially colorful ones. I have a Bat'leth letter opener! Also, a monkey to remind me to speak no evil. Two Rarity figures. And a Qui Gon Jinn. And without fail, my idol Miss Piggy and her beloved Kermit. My pen holder says DREAM because we all know I am all about dreams. Side note: the sticky note at the bottom of my keyboard reads "Kiah". That's the name of my muse, well atleast that's what I call him (he's currently a he, but that changes sometimes. My muse is gender fluid.)  And let's not forget who sits atop the monitor - Sad Keanu. 

This is to my left. Slytherin for the win! And the Rarity that was colored for me. You can't really see the crystal wizard and dragon to the right due to lighting, but he is there. I have other odds and ends on my desk here, feel free to look around. 

Hermione snowglobe that plays Wingardium Leviosa. And my Honeydukes candy jar. sit up top. 

To the left of the the top of my desk sits Edgar. Next to him is Lord Vader. And some purple flowers.

The book case behind me holds many awards that my club has won. They are the best anime club to ever grace a college campus! So proud of those kids. At the top is a collection of Star Wars books (and a Star Trek book {Klingon Hamlet!!} tossed in for fun. The book ends were a gift and they are a collectors set. 

Close up of the awards shelving. 

Let us not forget The Box Monster. I made him with my own two hands. I love him. 

And what office is complete without the master? His grace, his body, his mind, and his wisdom..we should all be a little more like Bruce. (He hangs on the door beside the box monster. I have 4 doors in my office. Yes, four.)

This is me in a nutshell. I hope others can benefit from it as well.

Spike!!! He was so tiny in this pic. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Creating my own Intake Form

I know as a psychology major it’s my job to get up in someones business, but these basic demographic questions feel so invasive!
I don’t mind asking about sex lives or eating disorders or violent fantasies, but asking your income or education level seems SO PERSONAL!