Don’t minimize the importance of luck in determining life’s course. – Alex Trebek
I got a text a few days ago that I didn’t respond to until today.
The woman was a job lead who remembered me, told me there were 2 positions open for the crisis centre I want to work at and she would put in a good word for me!
She said, “I remember you. You’re awesome, if I didn’t think so, I wouldn’t recommend you,” I’m always thrown for a loop when receiving praise.
If I get this job my salary and work experience for psychology will jump exponentially.
So random and lucky –I feel blessed.
“We are changed souls; we don’t look at things the same way anymore. For there was a time when we expected the worst. But then the worst happened, did it not? And so we will never be surprised again.” ― Douglas Coupland
My clients remind me of how things happen to them that are so changing, they affect you on a molecular level.
Traumas affect them that are so unspeakable that I cannot wrap my mind around the reason for their insistence on continued survival.
For that, I respect them and honouring them by shutting the fuck up and listening…I offer no solutions and sit with them like a silent witness to their pain.
For that genuine knowledge that sometimes my silent observance is my best offering, is something I think that makes them track my shifts and call me when they know I am there and the spotlight is all theirs and I won’t be stupid or presumptuous with them.
I am their willing student. They are my dear and tender teachers.