Wow, I never actually know what to write in these ‘about me sections’ but I guess I can give it a shot. 

I’m a 20-something year-old intern. 

I’ve conquered a M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology and honed my skills as an intern, eventually choosing the Solutions Focused and CBT orientations. 

Despite being my professional counselling psychologist self, I’m also trying to get my life together and be the best adulty-adult as I can be.

Does it always work out? Nope. Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 10.12.29 PM

Do I ever give up? Nope, not even when I really really want to. 

I started this blog not knowing where I was really going with it.

But then I realized that there’s this myth surrounding my profession:

Counselling and Psychology professionals, aren’t supposed to have any of the illnesses they treat.

Rather, they’ve got it all figured out.

I mean how can they not?

They’ve studied it, they know all about it, and they do it every day. 

This is in fact a lie.

I most definitely do NOT have it figured out.

Not even close even.

The advantage I do consider myself to have?

The ability that I’m able to reflect upon my experiences, and apply the tools I’ve learnt to learn how to deal with it better.

How to have healthier coping mechanisms.

How to just function a little better each and every day.

Therein comes the direction for my blog: the fact that anyone can feel these emotions, anyone can have negative thoughts, everyone has bad days, and everyone gets anxious.

I want to share my experiences; the highs, the lows, the good, the bad, and everything that I’ve learned from them.

I also want to share the beauty I see in the world, and in the places I’ve traveled.

That, and I’m really really anal when it comes to planning a travel itinerary: so at least I’ll help you navigate better.

And the whole song title-quote that goes along with it?

Because you know it, and I know it – There’s a song for every experience, for every moment and for every mood.

–  Lexi