Sunday, September 28, 2008
Things in my work life have not been wonderful. I am a therapist working with disturbed youth- and for the first time, I feel burned out. In the classes I teach, I warn my students about vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn out. Those times when the work overwhelms you and you lose touch with your own psychological reality. I am emotionally exhausted. I need a break from caring about everyone else. I am labile and non-compliant. And when I am in this space, I don't take very good care of myself. I don't eat well, I don't exercise, and worse of all I don't make art.
So in the midst of this realization that things in my emotional world need to change- I see the Frida show. Another exciting thing that occurs is my husband buys me a brand new sewing machine for my birthday! During a mommy break, I am browsing around on the internet and I find a woman in New Zealand who is putting together a group of creative individuals who will work for the next year on Frida inspired outfits. So... I am joining them:-) I will try to post my progress here!
Posted by Deann LMFT at 9:14 PM