Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
It’s my first “What I’ve Learned” post today. I’m pretty excited about starting these blog posts. It’s going to give me a chance to share a little more about myself and about this whole starting a craft business thing. Plus, counselors are all about introspection and self-awareness, so this is kinda forcing me to take a step back and see we’re I’m coming from.
So what I learned this week… I learned I need to give myself a break.
I am admittedly bad about overfilling my plate and not gauging when I need some time for myself to relax. This isn’t exactly the best quality for a counselor to have, but it’s kinda a hard habit to break after 24 years, or maybe a hard habit to acquire?
This semester I’m finishing up my internship at the Child Advocacy Center (check it out, it’s a great organization that helps kids and families that have experienced abuse). I looove working at the CAC and it has helped me grow as a counselor (and play therapist) more than I ever could have expected. But it’s definitely not easy work and if I’m not careful, it can really wear me out.
This week it really hit me how tired I am and how much I need a break, so I’m taking next week off for some much needed self-care. I plan to do A LOT of quilting, sitting by the pool, and maybe a little day trip to St. Augustine or the springs. I definitely need to learn to do something daily to regenerate and not wear myself so thin.
Today’s self-care comes in the form of baking Pineapple Upside Down Cake and hanging out with my family for Father’s Day.
Here’s to always finding the Beauty in the Blocks,