I have two therapists now that I see every other week.
One is a psychologist... or talkey doctorate type person who is not a medical doctor, and the other is a psychiatrist- talkey type who is also a medical doctor and can write me prescriptions.
This has little to do with the awesome thing that happened, it just will sort of paint a picture for you. My psychologist and I are working on my stress... and how to control it, see when it's coming, not freak the fuck out, and basically she helps me talk through things that I can change in my life and we make plans on how to change them.
I set little goals for each week for myself and the thing that has been stressing me out majorly for the last few months is my nursing entrance exam... see, I am smart, but I hate studying. So smart that I actually rarely need to study because if I pay attention in class (which I do) and take good notes (which I also do) I can basically breeze through any subject. Except maybe Latin, I should have studied more for Latin.
So, my goal I set for before Christmas was to study for this freaking test and if I passed I'd reward myself with a massage. The test was this morning... I probably studied for 15 minutes just to review basic math, and even though I felt like I was for sure going to fail the science part, I got one of the higher test scores of the people who are applying for the May session! That, with my 3.0 average for the University of Akron basically means I will more likely than not be going to school very soon and graduate 20 months from then with a RN degree. I'll be able to save lives and poke people with needles.
passing was a score of 58 or higher, I got a 74! With really no studying...
I can now get the massage I already purchased from groupon and since my stress load is significantly lightened by this passing of the test, I think the massage will just be perfection.