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I've been officially accepted to massage school! I received my letter in the mail today with all the info for the next steps : Dr's physical, Financial aid appt, registration..etc. Still more things to do, but who cares. Im in! :)

Boogie Boogie. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel (aka: leaving my current job for a more fufilling life).

Meanwhile, I was able to take today off from work. I swam, gave and received a 1.5 hour massage, then returned home to pass out until almost 6pm. Im all sniffly now from the bodywork earlier. Drinking glass upon glass of water as if I crossed the Sahara today.


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Oct. 21st, 2003 06:53 pm (UTC)
Hey congrats! It is a great feeling seeing something new on the horizon isn't it? There is only one thing better than a new job for a change, it is a new job doing something completely different. How long is the school for and when would you get to start being a practitioner?
Oct. 23rd, 2003 09:53 am (UTC)
If all goes well at the financial aid meeting next month, I should be starting in January. I finish up in April...but then I cant practice until I've passed the licensing exam in August. (Well, I can, but for this conversation..i cant). NY has strict laws about licensing and the like. Other states are not so tough, but I think they are getting there.
Oct. 23rd, 2003 08:22 pm (UTC)
Excellent - that is in the fairly near future then.
Oct. 24th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)
Did I mention that was April 2005?
Oct. 24th, 2003 05:55 pm (UTC)
Actually no. I did think it was a rather short course. Especially when you mentioned in another response 1000 hours (or more!) of experience to become licensed. Anyway, it is still not that far away. I graduated after seven years of study because of the work / study pattern I undertook. Good luck :-)
Oct. 22nd, 2003 07:25 am (UTC)
Wow, I was thinking this also!
Hi, I hate my job also and was thinking of getting into massage therapy myself! I would love to hear any details you could give me about the school part of it. Thanks!
Oct. 23rd, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: Wow, I was thinking this also!
My suggestion there is to look into schools in your area that award you with an AOS degree at the end of it all. Examine the programs and philosophy and decide if the place is right for you. Keep in mind that in most states you must be licensed. A license requires an accredited education with as much as 1000 hours (or more!) of experience. Oh, and then there's the test.
Oct. 22nd, 2003 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, I thought you were trying to get into Russian translation? Still going to pursue that as well or are you focusing on massage for now?
Oct. 23rd, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
I'd like to, but there is no time. I need to enjoy my career..and then I can learn things on the side.
Oct. 23rd, 2003 03:49 am (UTC)
Well, Yeeha! Also glad you had a day of R and R.
Oct. 23rd, 2003 09:53 am (UTC)
mmm, naps
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