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click4it posted 3/16/2014 04:17 AM

Its been a while since I've been here. Since I'm one of the oldest members here, that's probably a good thing!

I thought I'd pop in to say hello and share my new beginning (non-dating wise).

I've started a new beginning last October at the age of 41 that has been really life changing for me. It took me 12 years to finally start a new beginning that is connecting me with people, working on healing old hurts and learning out to be a more confident counselor at my work.

I joined a 10 month training that is so terrific, that I hate for it to end. At first I was so nervous and didnt' think I would be able to handle it (its one weekend a month) because its deep emotional work where we practice learning new skills on others in the group.

For the first time in several years, I am ALIVE again. I am meeting new people in real life and becoming more in tune with my feelings. I'm like a wide eyed child learning to walk and talk all over again.

I still have my down days, where I feel like giving up on all this work. I feel lonely because I have yet to find a partner to share my life with.

But the good news is that the bad days are less and I have hardly any time to be depressed anymore!

I am really keeping my fingers crossed that this new beginning will be the start of opening up more new beginnings.

Bluebird26 posted 3/16/2014 04:59 AM

Hi Click

So glad you are enjoying your NB.

TFS it's so nice to hear good stories here.

thebighurt posted 3/16/2014 06:18 AM

Hi Clicky! Nice to see you here. Cheers to a new beginning for you! SI Mojo for more new things opening up for you.

tesla posted 3/16/2014 08:58 AM

Williesmom posted 3/16/2014 09:06 AM

Hi, clicky! Thanks so much for the update.

gahurts posted 3/16/2014 09:54 AM

Good to hear from you Click4it. I always enjoyed reading your threads. Glad things are going so well for you.

wildbananas posted 3/16/2014 09:57 AM

Hi clickie! Glad to hear from you and happy that things are going so well!

persevere posted 3/16/2014 10:30 AM

Hey click! What a great update! So happy for you! I'd love to hear more about this program - it sounds amazing!

Dreamboat posted 3/16/2014 10:30 AM

Clicky, I am so happy for you!!! YOu deserve to be happy

Sad in AZ posted 3/16/2014 10:49 AM

This is such good news, Click! It warms my heart.

You'll have to tell us about this wonderful program sometime.

nowiknow23 posted 3/16/2014 11:07 AM

Hi, honey!

risingfromashes posted 3/16/2014 11:33 AM

Great to see this update! Glad you are doing so well.

Jrazz posted 3/16/2014 12:24 PM

Love it, clicks.

caregiver9000 posted 3/16/2014 12:42 PM

I love seeing familiar names for positive updates!!!

HI clicky!!

little turtle posted 3/16/2014 12:47 PM

yay!!! I've been waiting for an update! I'm so happy to hear/read that things are going well. (((click))) I've missed you!

jo2love posted 3/16/2014 14:14 PM

That's wonderful!

click4it posted 3/17/2014 00:55 AM

thanks everyone!

The training I'm in is for people are would like to be counselors. Its not a degree program, but a condensed version of many different theories and practices with a lot of hands on practice on-site. People with all kinds of backgrounds join - some even just for personal growth. Afterall, you get 10 months of free counseling by many different people in the program as we are all practicing on each other.

What I like about it is the openness of it all...sort of like a "hippy dippy" crowd, where everyone hugs and snuggles all the time. People are willing to open up and share their vulnerabilities and be raw at times.

Its pretty deep and rewarding.

Here is the website if anyone wants to check it out. We got people coming from all over the US to come to these trainings.

http://www.interchangecounseling.com/

all I can say is that its been an amazing journey...and I wish it were 10 more months!

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