1.15.2010

Grad School

I just got back from mailing my grad school application for an Art Therapy Counseling Program. I am so excited to be (hopefully) getting so close to starting on a life dream that I've had since high school: becoming an art therapist. Art therapy was something that was very pivotal and motivational for me throughout my bouts with cancer. It is something I still use to provide some relief from the chronic pain that my treatments have left me with.

It is something that I did in an apprenticeship setting this past summer and reaffirmed that this is something I want to do-for others. When I am helping others, I feel empowered and it, too, helps my pain levels and I do not think about them as much.

I am really hoping that I will be accepted into the competitive program.

Today, I am thankful for so much and the people around me who support me through everything.

Love,
Rachel

3 comments:

Wild About Words said...

Good luck, Rachel!

Liz said...

Hi, just wanted to say I just began following your blog and I find it very inspirational. I too have an uncommon case of cancer, and because of that, I find your story hopeful. Good luck with grad school!

Carly said...

That is wonderful news, Rachel! I'm so excited for you! Best of luck as you start your program.

Hope you and Gabe are doing well!

Carly