It is so great to be home again and meeting with patients. For me the adage rings true that “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I found myself missing the daily structure of my life, the sense of being productive, the emotional connections that are an integral part of psychotherapy.
I’m so glad to be back!
Here are some quotes from famous people that express my feelings now (found here):
”To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” –Pearl S. Buck
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” –Theodore Roosevelt
“Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.” –David McCullough
”You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.” –Warren Beatty
Psychotherapy is not play, exactly, but at its best, it crosses over the line between work and a kind of inspired conversation, looking into another human soul. Even at its most mundane, when we’re stuck in the details of seemingly insoluble problems–going round and round over the same paths–I feel a deep joy in the work that we do. Maybe the secret is in the “we.”