Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Valuable Lesson Number 3

So the past few weeks have been absolutely miserable for me. School has been frustrating. I was really worried about my grade and I don't want this semester to end like last semester. We have been running a group in class and mine didn't go so well. I was so nervous that I wasn't able to control the group. Anyway..it was pretty much a disaster. 
I had a major melt down last week and was considering doing something else. But luckily my husband calmed me down and the next day while I was at work he paged Jody (she is the recreational therapist that made we want to be a part of this profession). She came and talked with me and she reassured me that I can do this and she has faith in me. 
So I set up a meeting with my teacher so I could talk to her. I was worried that she had lost faith in me that I wouldn't be able to do this. We had a good talk and she said to me that I don't have to get straight A's to be a damn good therapist. She said she didn't get the greatest grades in school either. 
I am not good a school. I haven't been for a long time. But I think if I can get out of school and get into the profession I will be ok. I learn so much better by doing it.
This is very hard for me to talk about because I don't want to look or feel stupid because I don't get the greatest grades. But I know that I am smart and I don't need good grades to prove that. I have a lot on my plate and sometimes I have a hard time balancing everything. I mean you should see my house when I have school work to do. ;) 
Anyway...so I learned that I can do this and one day I will be a recreational therapist. It is what I want to do and I am going to love every minute of it. It might just take me a little longer to get there but I am ok with that. 
Thank you to everyone that has supported me and helped me through these past couple weeks. 


NikkiPea said...

Aw Christine I'm so sorry you've had such a rough time - especially with that class!!! i KNOW you will make a FANTASTIC rec theripist! School is not everyones forte - I know it is not at all mine. My grades and GPA suck - and when it comes to the end of the semester I always seem to crap out. I believe that you can get through this semester! If you need anything at ALL let me know. I know we haven't seen each other, or even talked recently - but I have been praying for you since I read one of your statuses saying that you were having a rough time. I hope we can see each other soon. Hang in there! <3

The DeGiulio's said...

Im sorry its been rough for you :( Sounds like you have a great supportive hubby. Grades dont always show how smart you are. My hubby barely graduated from high school because he never did his homework because he thought it was stupid & repetitious. I didnt always get the greatest grades either. All that matters if when you have that degree. Good luck, hope school gets better. Its worth it!

cindy baldwin said...

Christine... you will be an AWESOME recreational therapist!!! I can't imagine anyone better suited to the job. ;) Good luck with the class!

Paige said...

I know I already put this on Facebook, and I think you saw it, but I love this Albert Einstein quote, "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." In fact, he got terrible grades in school! You'll be a great rec therapist, don't let this one class get you down.

Tara said...

Having been there for the same profession I feel for you. But it is true, textbook junk does not help all that much in making you a good therapist in our field. You'll do amazing! Good luck!