Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 779592

Shown: posts 1 to 5 of 5. This is the beginning of the thread.

 

Well, glad THAT's over with

Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on August 29, 2007, at 19:04:02

My T was away last week, and I did some major decision making in his absence. I applied for a post-doc training program and it starts TOMORROW!

I was SO worried about whether he would approve. What's the matter with me? Why should I care about whether he approves? My life, not OUR life.

I could hardly sleep last night. I told T and kind of caught him off guard. I like doing that. I like to knock em off their chairs every now and again. Mission accomplished. He looked pretty surprised, and then he was very supportive and said he thought I'd do a great job. It's kind of crazy, because I will be changing my career trajectory pretty drastically.

And I went to work at the coffeeshop my first day. I had paperwork training, and learned mission statement and other gunk. Then I had to learn how to clean up after myself. Then I was on the "cold drink station" The cups kept lining up. It was a hot day. iced tea, frozen coffee drinks. all kinds of variations on mocha, vanilla. HeLp!!!

To tie this back to therapy- I told T and he warned me that he goes there sometimes. uh oh. I'd be terrified to spill coffee on him!!! and then he said that I was doing really well to be able to work a 6 hour shift without crashing (I wanted to crash about hour 4.5 but stuck through it)

Wish me luck tomorrow.
-Ll

 

Re: Well, glad THAT's over with LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by RealMe on August 29, 2007, at 20:58:05

In reply to Well, glad THAT's over with, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on August 29, 2007, at 19:04:02

Well, I don't think you need any good luck. You will do fine I am sure. I just hope that whatever this postdoc is in that you will be happy.

RealMe
(OzLand)

 

Re: Well, glad THAT's over with

Posted by JoniS on August 30, 2007, at 8:10:38

In reply to Well, glad THAT's over with, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on August 29, 2007, at 19:04:02

Ll,

Good for you! Bold moves and good outcomes. Helps to feel empowered, doesn't it?

I've seen how you've struggled with difficult issues and emotions in recent posts and so I think it is especially commendable that you are gathering your strength to "step out"


I did get a kick out of "...knocking em off their chairs every now and again..." that was funny. I've always wanted to do that, but so far no success.

Good Luck

Joni

 

'luck' LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by muffled on August 30, 2007, at 8:46:12

In reply to Well, glad THAT's over with, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on August 29, 2007, at 19:04:02

And you oughtta be proud of youself for doing so well.
I love coffee!
I was thinking, I gonna have to get a job to help finance T, and I was thinking coffeeshop too, cuz i luv coffee!
Take good care,
M

 

Re: 'luck' muffled

Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on August 30, 2007, at 19:39:00

In reply to 'luck' LlurpsieNoodle, posted by muffled on August 30, 2007, at 8:46:12

it went pretty well. i got scared at first, arrived over an hour early, hoping they'd have my textbook, but it wasn't in, so I waited with nothing to do...

sat in a daze. a very quiet daze.

kind of strenuous to go to a 3 hour lecture. oh my. my poor brain cells.


This is the end of the thread.


Show another thread

URL of post in thread:


Psycho-Babble Psychology | Extras | FAQ


[dr. bob] Dr. Bob is Robert Hsiung, MD, bob@dr-bob.org

Script revised: February 4, 2008
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/cgi-bin/pb/mget.pl
Copyright 2006-17 Robert Hsiung.
Owned and operated by Dr. Bob LLC and not the University of Chicago.