Thursday, February 2, 2012

Getting on the Couch

Well, I did it.  Tomorrow I will be seeing somebody.  I hope he is good.  The receptionist was extra-friendly when I called, and reassured me that not only is he a phenomenal therapist, but he is also super-nice.  She added with a bit of a knowing chuckle, probably about others at the practice, that some people are really great therapists but they're not as nice.

We'll see how it goes.  I am a little anxious about it.  Seems fitting, no? 

I picture Betty Draper from Mad Men splayed out on the therapist's couch, talking more to the ceiling than anything.  (Author's Note:  I am nothing like Betty Draper, except that we are both blonde.)  TV never seems to show a therapist caring about a patient.  Of course, TV is bad at a lot of things. 

So what's going to happen?  I'll fill out some paperwork, and then talking will happen.  That's all I know.  Maybe I will be able to tell you more tomorrow.  I'm excited to be doing something really good for myself.

In the meantime, I've been having a good week.  I wrote a new poem, and I have new resolve to kick ass in a major poetry slam that's happening next week.  If I win, I will be going to Colorado to represent Philadelphia in a national poetry event!  Competition will be tough.  I'm honestly a bit terrified, and I've decided that's a good thing.  More motivation to be awesome, I think.

Meanwhile, it's back to the usual workday routine.  How are you today, DOC?

8 comments:

  1. Good luck! I hope he's nice, but mostly I hope it's helpful to you. You're inspiring me to take the plunge... is it weird to live vicariously through other people's therapy? And huge congrats on the poetry competition! Let us know how that goes, too!

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  2. Therapy is so awesome. If the therapist is right for you, it's a really great experience. I found it very helpful, and since we are two bodies, one brain...

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  3. Fingers crossed that you have found someone you're comfortable working with on a regular basis.

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  4. I hope everything works out!

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  5. I wish you luck and I can't wait to hear any of the deets you're willing to share.

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  6. I am proud of you Hannah! And I can't wait to hear about how the poetry reading went!

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  7. good for you Hannah, on both! i hope he is someone you feel comfortable with. and best of luck at the contest! perhaps after you win, you will post your poem for us to read??!!

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  8. i'm so glad you're reaching out for help, and i hope it went well!

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