Today I received some of the best news of my LIFE!
I PASSED MY BOARD EXAM!!! HOORAY!
I was trying to do this pose in my car this morning after finding out my results. However, I realized very quickly that I have tight shoulders and weak abdominals and to do such a pose is quite painful. So instead I grinned like an idiot and pictured the whole world taking a moment to cheer and congratulate me and my accomplishment.
In my head the world looked like this….
I felt like a queen and on top of the world. This mother and wife finally crossed the finish line after the longest and hardest race of her life. For a moment I was the ruler of the universe……….in my own head.
In reality this is what was happening….
Traffic! Lots and lots of traffic. When my ‘queen of the universe’ vision cleared I was greeted with lots of cars zooming up and down the streets frantic to get to work, employees shuffling across the parking lot looking as if walking to their death, and sweaty tired looking gym bodies racing to their car after a workout. Nobody was cheering for me or giving two flying flips about me and a test.
After realizing this I went back to my dream of cheering and exalting. Come on, I deserved a moment! 🙂
It was a surreal feeling all day to know that it’s all over. Everything I have worked on for so long has come to an end. The best feeling is knowing I no longer have to live every day trying to prove myself to practitioners, patients or teachers that I know what I’m doing or that I do have a skill. Now I get to be trusted and be the COTA I have been trained to be. It’s an exciting feeling and a little scary because this new chapter comes with a lot of reliability and responsibily but I’m ready for the challenge. Nothing great in life comes without hard work. My new chapter is going to be hard, and stressful, and often painful but the rewards are going to overshadow any of those feelings. I may not be the best or most creative COTA the world has ever seen but I’ll make a difference whether big or small in my own way. I’ve proven to myself that I can do ANYTHING I set my mind too. Besides, who needs the world to cheer for you when all you need is a pat on the back from yourself!!
So wish me luck in this new quest. I hope the writing in this new chapter is as awesome as the last book. Maybe it will be better…
Sending lots of cheers and hip-hip hoorays your way for all the things you have accomplished today….. Give yourself a big pat on the back!!