The Marathon Called Life

By January 22, 2021March 10th, 2021General information
 

ARE YOU READY FOR ADULTING?

 

ARE YOU READY FOR ADULTING?

DID YOU FIND THAT TURNING 18 DIDN’T AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU PREPARED FOR THE CHALLNEGES OF ADULTHOOD – OR ADULTING AS IT’S SOMETIMES CALLED?
Sure, you know the basics required to make it through school, but the real world is a whole new thing! Where do you get support for that?

 

ARE YOU READY FOR ADULTING?

DID YOU FIND THAT TURNING 18 DIDN’T AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU PREPARED FOR THE CHALLNEGES OF ADULTHOOD – OR ADULTING AS IT’S SOMETIMES CALLED?
Sure, you know the basics required to make it through school, but the real world is a whole new thing! Where do you get support for that?

The Marathon Called Life

You have dreams. Maybe a college degree, a career, a family, lifelong friends. Mental Health challenges or Physical or Learning disabilities don’t need to take that away. But I understand how it can get discouraging.  You question your abilities at times.  Every time you are stopped by a flare-up of your condition, often at the worst times. Just as you are about to stretch yourself, your anxiety or other mental health condition contributes to your flare-up.  It can make concentration with a Learning Disability or ADHD more difficult.  Unrelenting stress can lead to tightening of muscles and bones that cause increased inflammation and pain.

The Emerging Adult years (18-29)  are never easy.  Depression, Anxiety, and other mental health conditions often are onset during the late teen and early adult years often referred to as Emerging Adulthood.

The many transitions during this time of your life can be stressful.  You are ending high school and moving to your adult responsibilities of work on top of higher education. (college, or other training programs).  You are choosing a career that you will focus on during much of your working years. It may seem like this is a lifelong decision that will affect your entire future.  Spoiler Alert: You can and probably will make changes in the future. But that’s a topic for a future blog

I am Sue Smith, MA, LMFT and I specialize in helping emerging adults get past the tough times and setbacks and on to reaching their future goals and dreams. If your goals and dreams have been put on hold, or if you need help finding out what your strengths and abilities are, I can help you explore that.  I will never laugh at your ambitions or tell you to be “more realistic”.  Instead, I’ll help you discover your future and plan to get there.  If you are a young adult 18-30, Emerging Adult Counseling will support you in achieving your goals and dreams.

And when and if you find yourself dealing with obstacles such as onset of mental health symptoms, trouble with building relationships or difficulties with family or significant relationships, I am here to help you sort things out.

Achieving life goals and dreams isn’t something you can do in a sprint. In fact, it’s more like a marathon. There will be hills and you’ll need to work at it. There may be setbacks. It’s those times you’ll find out what you are made of. During those setbacks, you may need to take a break to rest. Just like any marathoner, you may need to go in the rest tent to lean on others, get some sustenance and encouragement to get back out there.

Counseling with Emerging Adult Counseling can help you recover, build strength, and move on your marathon of life. Through counseling with Sue Smith, you will explore what you need to keep going and achieve your dreams. Get ready for the marathon called life! Get ready to achieve your goals!

 

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