Saturday, May 03, 2008

Missy is a graduation girl


Today officially marks the end of my monthly weekend sacrifice.

Today I graduated from my Play Therapy Certification Program!


Soon there will be more initials to add after my name.

You can't have too many initials you know!

On the good side:

So no more weekends sacrificed for class time!

No more expensive payments to pay for the classes!

On the not so good side:

No more time with all the great people in my class.

Not to be a Negative Nancy here, but it has been my experience that when one participates in classes for adult professionals there is almost ALWAYS one person who is really fucking annoying. They ask a million questions that are not pertinent, stress out over things that are not important and take up class time about it, if you have ever been involved in a continuing education class I bet you know what I am talking about.

This class was exceptional in that there was no one who was irritating or annoying, and we all got to know each other really well and have a good time each LOOOOONNNGGG weekend we spent together. So I am a little sad about that tonight.

I have sucumbed to Facebook now, in an attempt to keep in touch with my classmates. It is kind of fun. If you have a Facebook account let me know and we can be friends!

I also have a Myspace account too, but I don't do much with it. Really my initial purpose in joining Myspace was to be able to see Zach Braff's myspace page. He is one of my friends. So it makes me look cool. Or maybe pathetic, probably a loser, hopefully not a stalker. 20 or so messages a day professing my undying love doesn't make me a stalker..... right?

So what will I do with all of my spare time and money?

I think I am going to start taking a Yoga class. They have one once a week where I work. I have wanted to try yoga for a long time now. May as well do it while I am at work!

I also hope to take a cake decorating class. Hopefully some instruction will lessen my frustration twice a year when I attempt to make fancy decorated cakes. At the very least I hope it will lessen my use of vile and profane language while attempted said cakes.

The money gets to go to BH's graduate classes that we hope will begin this summer.

Maybe if I am feeling brave later I will post a picture of me in a gold crown and lei with my play therapy classmates getting silly stringed by the instructors.

Why did they do that?

Because that's how we play therapists roll.


Not your mommy said...

I know what you mean about those annoyning people in adult classes. I quit a religious education class because of a person like that and now her daughter is my daughters best friend. I'm finishing up a money management class tomorrow night that had one of those people as well. Always talking about stuff that had been answered already, or had nothing to do with what we were discussing that evening. How dod those people make it through life. I woudl hate to have to work with someone like that, oh wait I have, surprise surprise, she didn't get her contract renewed. Congrats on graduation, let me know what your new letters are.

Missy said...

My new letters will be RPT, or hopefully RPT-S, the jury is still out on that one. The first stands for registered play therapist. The second stands for Registered Play therapist supervisor, which means I could supervise other clinicians who are trying to achieve RPT status. I just have to check on hours of experience and what not to assure that I meet qualifications for the supervisor status.

Valerie said...

Congratulations! That is funny about the silly string and leis. Yes! pictures!

Ali said...

Congrats! I love the idea of the cake decorating class... Kids, a full-time job, school, AND hobbies! Seriously woman - how?

Missy said...


Valerie said...

And little sleep.