It has been a long time since I have written something other than an assignment. In fact, I think it was 3 months into my massage therapy course the last time I posted on here and it kind of seems fitting that now I only have 3 months left, I have come full circle. As you can probably tell from the lack of blog and post updates over the last 17 months the course has been intense and all consuming.
It has certainly been a roller coaster ride of emotions with a lot of ups and downs – from passing exams, going to wonderful outreaches and awesome events, to having a major break down in an oral practical final where I literally cried though the whole thing. But what I have learnt about myself is that I am stronger and more resilient than I imagined, I can put my mind to anything if I want it badly enough and in all honesty, I believe I have found my calling. I wish that I had been brave and strong enough to have made this move years ago but in honesty I don’t think I would have been ready or mature enough to handle it.
There is a misconception about massage therapists and what exactly they do or have to know and I will be the first to admit that before I took this programe that I thought that all they were doing was just giving me a lovely relaxation massage. I wasn’t thinking that they knew all the muscles, how they moved, what’s innervates them, all the bones or indeed any pathology they needed to know. Being on the other side it has given me the utmost respect for the people in this /my profession, I am lucky enough to have wonderful lecturers and friends who have pulled me through and to this day I don’t know what I would have done without their support. It still doesn’t feel real that this is coming to an end, and I feel like there is still so much to learn. I also don’t know how I am going to fill the void school has filled for so long but I am looking forward to regaining some of my freedom so I can go traveling and get back into photography.
These last 3 months I am going to enjoy myself, yes there is going to be stressful times but I am never going to experience anything like this again, I am going to grab these 3 months, work hard and look forward to the next chapter in my life which undoubtedly is going to be another adventure in itself.