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Turning the Corner

Hi All,
It has been forever since I have blogged. I have just finished a tough part of the semester, am looking for work, and am hoping to start an internship.

I am really excited about entering into the work force again. It is very empowering to be able to provide for yourself and contribute to the welfare of others.

I realized the other day that I have really turned the corner in my PTSD symptoms. I still get stressed when I have to go to crowded place. However, I am able to stay focused on CLAIRE and do not have to leave after a couple of minutes. I am able to go to the grocery store and use coupons. I would never have been able to think clearly enough to use coupons last year.

In addition, I faced one of my biggest stressors in class this week and did well. A police officer entered our class with a gun. He came to our class to give a lecture. I was nervous but was able to stay in class and process what he said. I was also able to ask him questions.

CLAIRE did a great job just sitting beside me and letting me pet her. She would nudge me with her nose occasionally to remind me that she was there for me. She is such a sweet dog and just wants to help people. I can’t wait to see what my future practice has in store for her.

Please Comment!

Comments (3)

  • AlexandraG

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! It sounds like you are doing really well. CLAIRE sounds like a great dog. :) I love that she kept nudging you throughout the the officer’s lecture. That is really sweet and cute. Congrats again and keep up the good work!

  • Travis V

    It is always great to hear positive feedback from someone overcoming PTSD. It is awesome to also hear that you handled the police officers guns well and you were even able to ask questions. I wish you the best of luck and I hope to see you and CLAIRE soon.

  • Kelsey Puliafico

    I agree with everyone else when they say it sounds like you’re doing very well with CLAIRE. You have come a long way and that is something you should be very proud of. It seems like you and CLAIRE are a great team and I wish you the best of luck with all of your near and far future life endeavors!


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