I dare you to show up.
No really, I dare you to show up. If you have heard of Brene Brown, you know she talks about this all the time.
But there’s a catch.
Not just show up, but show up as you are.
Not the fake show up, not the pretend to be something your not, not the showing up while protecting ourselves.
The REAL show up.
Well isn’t this vulnerable?⠀
Because that type of showing up isn’t perfect.
That type of showing up would show flaws.
Show up when I’m still growing?⠀
Like- when I’m still a mess?⠀
Trying to figure it all out?⠀
In the midst of mistakes?⠀
While questioning if I’m a good therapist?
A good supervisor?
A good consultant?
Why yes, doll. That is the answer.⠀
Show up while you are still growing!⠀
Why? You ask?⠀
Because the process is beautiful.⠀
The process is pure.⠀
The process is raw.⠀
The process is part of your journey.⠀
The process is how we teach others.
The process is how others learn from us.
The process is what everyone is dying to see.
Every single one of us therapists can log online and find all the “perfcect” and “right” answers to most of our questions.
But what about the emotions, feeling, muck, and uncertainity that actually goes with the job?
What about the mistakes, what about the heartache, what about the emotion?
Embrace it all- mistakes, chaos, uncertainty, emotion, heartache, explosive excitement- ALL. OF. IT.⠀
People learn from ALL of you. ⠀
The parts the were shiny from the beginning,⠀
The parts that have a bit of gleam.⠀
And the parts that are rusty, peeling, and making all sorts of wrong noises.⠀
Let the world see you.⠀
All of you.⠀
Beause it’s beautful.⠀
Supervisors and consultants, don’t forget to update your profile if you haven’t done so lately, especially with ALL of you.
Sending so much love to you today <3 ⠀