No, not a disaster at all but I realised that the end of my 4 year degree course is now in sight. Less than 5 months away till I complete the program and qualify as a naturopath to extend my existing qualifications. Very excited but also a little tense because the perfectionist in me doesn’t feel that I know half of what I need to in order to be a registered, licensed practitioner.
Our lecturers are saying (and rightly so) that our degree program is akin to an apprenticeship and that we have all the skills and knowledge we need, we now just need to put them into practice and gain our confidence. I’ve been seeing patients now in our supervised clinic for almost a year and have another semester of a full patient load so I am gaining the experience and getting great results for my patients but I’m still not 100% confident yet. The academic in me wants to know much much more and the perfectionist yells that even that won’t be enough.
So this coming semester, my final one, will be a time of consolidation and of preparation. I’m going to make sure I have the confidence to practice professionally and I’m going to win that battle!
Smiles and blessings, Amethyst