All posts tagged: coming of age

Does becoming older mean losing our sense of adventure?

I recently accepted a new job opportunity as a school based therapist. Changes have always excited me in the past, I’ve embraced them and faced them head on. I love the opportunity of starting fresh, new years, new home, new job. But for some strange reason this time this change has brought new hesitation. I admit I am the kind of person that at times over analyses feelings and events in my life, this is how I got into the field of psychology. So when I received this new job offer, I attempted to analyze the reason I felt apprehensive and even nervous about accepting it. I stuck with Ockham’s Razor, which says the simplest explanation is the best explanation. And the simplest explanation for my apprehension is that by accepting this new position as a school-based therapist I am going into the unknown and the unknown is scary. Even just a year or two ago the unknown was exciting and thrilling even. But I have to take into account that I am getting older, and somehow I have …