Ok, ok, I know I’ve been lax lately with posting but I’ve been sooooooooooooo busy. You may beat me with a pointy stick lol
I got my certificate for my course on Sat and found out I had actually got a distinction! Go me! I can add that to my other 2 courses that I also got with distinction. The 3rd I passed with merit but i was just 1 question away on the exam from getting a distinction. Ooh I could have kicked myself, even now!
My mind turned to my dream of wanting to actually use my qualifications by being a Psychotherapist. The only way of doing that of course with my chronic illnesses is to provide therapy online from my bed! Should I do it? Could I do it? Will my illnesses get in the way? Well, that’s a given that they will but what if I only treated a very small number of clients a week, would I manage? I guess there’s only one way to find out! I need to do this. For 17yrs it has been my dream to study Psychotherapy/Psychology, to actually use it and yes in the past I have in various forms online done some relationship and psychosexual therapy (that I’m also qualified for) but in a more casual now and then basis. I’m not going to let these illnesses of mine stand in my way. Ok, it’ll be tough, very tough especially when I’m having a bad day or a prolonged bad patch but I have to try. I still need to have some semblance of a life, even if its from my bed and those who are regular readers will know how determined I am to achieve my goals, of getting stuck into various projects and still achieving my dreams. Ok so the way I do things and some of my dreams have been altered due to my circumstances but I cannot just sit here and veg, just waiting to die. I need to do something with my (limited) life. I am still a real person with ambitions and drive, dreams and goals and want what everyone else has in life. It’s just my useless body that lets me down. But I am still me. I need to do this or I know I shall regret never trying. I feel content and at my happiest when I have a project on the go. Did I say, I need to do this?!
Hence why I have been so busy lately. I have been investigating everything I need to set up as an online private psychotherapy practice. From insurance to other legal issues such as the data protection act and registering as a qualified psychotherapist to getting my head around making a website with joomla. It took me one whole week to trawl through the thousands upon thousands of joomla templates to just find only one that I liked and fitted my needs only to realise it’s for the old version of joomla (1.5) and I need 2.5 and they haven’t upgraded that one yet and don’t know when they will. ARGH! I have to have that template! I’ve also been looking and demoing (is demoing even a word?!) extensions for it that will allow clients to book appointments themselves. Why do none of these software have every feature you need?! So, as you can see, I have been very busy and tearing my hair out and the obstacles along my way! It’s still fun and exciting though and did I mention I do love a project to get my teeth into!
I’ve decided though to launch on my next course very soon which will keep me busy enough and hopefully by the time I’ve finished it, they will have upgraded the template I just have to have so I can finally build a website! I was hoping to launch the site end of the year but it may well be sometime next year at this rate but we shall see.
Despite being very busy with all the above, I have been struggling with EDS. My usual rib and back pain has been flaring up and also something I haven’t had for 18mths, my lower back muscles are very tight causing pressure and pain low down in my pelvis and down my legs. I feel like I’m having constant period pains and aches :0( I can see myself needing chiropractic treatment soon, oh how I hate having it done, I end up in agony all over, not able to do anything for two weeks while I rest and it all settles down again. I can’t stand doing nothing! Which is ironic for someone who has numerous illnesses and spends a lot of time in and on the bed!