Since Jan 2018 I’ve been working in a Psychology practice.
The position was offered to me at the time I was still working with marketing clients (I’ve since moved to another practice.)
At the time, I was given the opportunity to do a lot of marketing for the Company which initially drew me to want to work there as marketing was still a main focus for me. But because the practice got very busy I ended up conducting more client intake and supporting them throughout their whole journey with us.
And I didn’t expect the experience to influence me so much.
The role was intense. And often heartbreaking.
I’ve learnt so much about people.
I saw many cases, real complex problems and often very sad events humans live with, on a daily basis. From children as young as 7 years to 80 years of age. Of all backgrounds, with many different circumstances and family dynamics.
It’s been a real eye-opener. The job became my main priority. And I invested almost all my energy into it.
The other little bit of energy I had was wrapping up client work. After that stopped, I threw my all into this job.
Before I knew it, I was emotionally and mentally drained. The last thing I wanted to do was spend time on social media.
I kept saying I’ll get back to The Untamed Life, and then month after month passed and before I knew it, it was Christmas. I was never supposed to take that much time off but I obviously needed to.
At times I had to manage crisis calls, emotional and often angry clients at the desk. I was even sometimes manipulated.
It wasn’t an easy role but the experience has given me raw insight into human behaviour and the experience has given me a new appreciation and understanding of people.
It’s made me realise how naive I’ve been. And how curious I’ve become.
The often tragic realities of every day, people really opened up my heart and mind. It also reignited my interest to study psychology .. for what will be my third attempt since graduating high school more than a decade ago ..
It’s like I’ve come full circle. And I am finally ready!
Something I had once wanted to pursue but long forgotten about.
Although much of my work has revolved around it, It’s time to go deeper with my first class starting next week.
Last year gave me the breathing space I needed to re-evaluate where I am.
I’ve since shifted my focus and direction (see previous blog)
Now you can expect more of what I am learning from my studies to be incorporated into some of these blogs.
Hopefully, it will add more depth and make the blogs more interesting to read.
And I can’t wait to write more!