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About spitchermspp

I'm living in the Boston area and going to Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology to get my Masters in Counseling Psychology. I moved to Boston from Nampa, ID where I've spent most of my life. I'm married to the love of my life and best friend, Keith. I've spent time working in the mental health care field and am ready to get my Masters so that I can work hopefully somewhere in Community Mental Health. I'm so excited to start this journey and am very optimistic about where it will take me! I love going for walks with friends, drinking mass amounts of coffee, baking and cooking, spending time with family, watching movies, and dying/cutting/doing crazy things with my hair (I think I'm a hair-o-holic! haha). This blog is basically an account of my journey and I hope that you enjoy the tales from this journey!

Tales from my Study Cave

What a busy time of year! Sorry for not posting for a couple of weeks; but, between Thanksgiving and finals, I have had zero time. Again, this time of year demonstrates how much grad school is a balancing act between … Continue reading

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We’re down to crunch time, people!

With only three more weeks of classes, I am in the last steps of this marathon of a semester! But what a rewarding marathon it has been! I feel like I have learned so much! Not only in regarding to … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle

Recently, I have begun my journey towards living a more healthy lifestyle. I have been eating whole grains, a ton of fiber, veggies and fruits, and proteins. Learning how to eat right was definitely not on my mind when I … Continue reading

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October Activities in the Boston Area

This month has been so busy! Between midterms, papers, classes, practicum, and maintaining some sort of social life, my life has been anything but a breeze. For self-care though, I participated in two amazing October events: King Richard’s Faire in … Continue reading

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Moving from Idaho to Boston

Moving is never easy. Even for someone like me who has moved around quite a bit growing up; moving is always just a mess of emotions. While I was excited about the prospect of moving to somewhere new, getting out … Continue reading

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How to Balance a Weekend

It can be very difficult to manage one’s time effectively. Meeting the demands of school, homework, practicum, friends, family, self-care, or any other community or social involvement can be such a daunting task. This weekend, I feel like I have … Continue reading

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Indian Summers

Today was a gorgeous, warm day! Especially in comparison to how rainy it has been the past few days. There seems to be a peaceful feel to today. As this semester continues, papers and other assignments are starting to pile … Continue reading

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Rain, rain go away…

Coming from Idaho and California, I have never seen so much rain in my entire life! I’m used to wearing flats all over the place; but after drowning my feet today, I realize why everyone out here wears rain boots. … Continue reading

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Self-Care

When I first heard about teachers emphasizing the importance of self-care, I kind of laughed. I’ve heard so many horror stories of grad school and how much it consumes your life; so, the idea of taking time out of that … Continue reading

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First Day at Practicum

So today was the first day of orientation at my practicum. At first I was afraid I would fall behind in the training since the orientation started Monday; but, I quickly fell into line with what was being discussed and … Continue reading

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