I had a dream last night that I was at some kind of gymnastics camp. Part of the way through the dream I realized that I was going to have to pass an acrobatics test in addition to my licensing exam if I wanted to be a therapist, and I was like FUCK.
…interpret that, haha.
I was unable to completely go over the results of the mock exam I took last week. Tuesday night I was just physically ill, and it seemed really obvious that I needed to rest. Last night I tried again. I decided the smartest thing to do would be to skip through the majority of the rationales and only listen to the ones for the questions I got wrong. That shaves hours off of the time I have to spend listening to the lady talk. I think that’s what I’m going to do from now on. I still have to finish going over the second half of the exam this morning, but it shouldn’t take too long if I do it that way.
Once I’m done listening to the rationales, I am probably going to make a quick Target run, mostly to get my blood flowing. Then I will eat a snack and dive into the second mock exam. Hopefully I’ll have time to go over the results to that one today before I start work as well.
Oh, damn! I just checked my calendar and two of my four clients canceled today, so I don’t have to start until 4:30pm. Perfect.
The rest of the week is going to be busy as well. Tomorrow I have six clients on the calendar, including my family-client and my couple-client, as well as a new client consultation. During my AM 45-minute break, I am going to try to put together a document that states each of my clients’ medications/referrals provided/safety plans/etc. so that when I go to upload that stuff into people’s files, it’s already organized. This way, when my supervisor asks me about shit, I can easily identify the answers. Also, it will make it really clear to me what information I still need to collect from/provide for my clients.
I am also planning to try to schedule my daughter a dentist appointment tomorrow during my lunch.
Finally, during my PM 30-minute break, I want to try to get the rest of the butterfly decals up in my daughter’s bedroom. I wonder to myself if some people read this and thing I need to get my priorities straight, but this kind of thing feels important to me, too. I like to keep our space decorated and homey, especially since it’s where we are 90% of the time. It keeps morale up!
Saturday will be another busy day, with six more clients and my hope of doing a video tour of my condo. I’m giving you fair warning now, there is a really good chance my condo isn’t going to be tidy, which is sad. I’d really love to do a tour when it’s tidy, but in real life our condo is only tidy like once or twice per month for half a day. What you’ll see will likely be more realistic.
And then the week will wrap up on Sunday. Of course, I have a lot of hope for productivity on Sunday as well. In addition to our weekly grocery shopping trip, I really want to try to tackle the master bedroom floor while my husband cleans the bathroom (he promised he would). I want him to at least come up with a game plan for the smoke detector in our daughter’s bedroom (we’ve already replaced the actual smoke detector and the batteries inside the smoke detector and it’s still causing problems—I think we just need a different brand). Then, after all that…
… I have my dinner with Katie. Ugh.
The good news is that next Tuesday is date night, which means a whole evening without responsibility. The unfortunate news is that… I’m not sure I’ll be able to do much on that evening to connect with my husband. Two hours per month seems like all I have to offer the man these days. It’s not like we’re not getting along or anything, but I would be lying if I said I felt strongly connected to him. It feels much more like we’re two people, doing our best to survive, aware of one another’s presence, but not directly involved in it. I don’t even have the energy to contemplate how we will spend our time. Honestly, something simple sounds nice.
Until next time <3
Last updated April 09, 2021