Going to the Chapel….

I had class yesterday. It was a good class, with an engaging professor and highly relevant information. There was even hands on activities, which I usually find to be inviting.

I spent the entire period looking at the clock, watching the second hand sweep around with agonizing lethargy.

I am getting married on Friday.

There is so much excitement (and very little stress, I am relieved to say) that I feel as though I am four years old again, and Christmas is just a few days away. Everything sparkles brighter, people are friendlier, and I cannot sleep a wink. I found myself bouncing in my chair during the lecture, and I do not thing I retained a single piece of information.

It came to my mind that this may be a small window into the struggles faced by children with ADHD or Anxiety. A pressing matter, an urge, that leaves the mind adrift. I am a 27 year old adult who ought to be able to marshal my thoughts and gather my focus enough for a three hour class. I absolutely could not do it.

I, at least, have the fortune to return to my typical focused and efficient self. For many of these children, they will continue to struggle with these intrusive thoughts and behaviors throughout their educational career. I find myself with a greater level of sympathy than ever before.

At least I had my classmates who were willing to bounce with me! Thanks Mel!

About sthurstonmspp

I am a 28-year-old-School-Psychology-CAGS/PsyD-student. Whew, what a mouthful. Journey and Styx rock my world, and some hardcore volleyball makes it go round n' round. I have spend the past six years working at a school/residential facility for children with emotional and behavioral disorders, and when I tried to quit in order to begin grad school, it just didn't take- I continue to pick up shifts every week so I can see my kids. I am a new homeowner about 40 minutes outside of Boston (another favorite band) with my husband and my 3 year old (rescued) mutt, Maisy. I am going to do my best to invite you inside my thoughts as I continue my grad school career as a simultaneously juggle my full time internship, CAGS classes and begin my journey into the PsyD- enter at your own risk!
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One Response to Going to the Chapel….

  1. Chasity says:

    When it comes to fears and anxiety it is best to address the issue early on before it grows into a bigger issue,
    so don’t hesitate to get professional help if your
    child continues to show signs of anxiety. Studies have shown that both forms of cognitive behavioral therapies, CBT and CGBT, do succeed and allow each patient to move
    forward and enjoy normal, productive, socially interactive and happy lives.
    They are not FDA approved for use with anxiety disorders but can be prescribed because there
    are scientific reports that support their use.
    The exact cause of anxiety disorders in not fully understood.

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