The Boys are Back in Town!

And by the boys, I mean ME (Marissa)!

Hi, remember me? It’s been a while, I know…

It’s been a long few months, with a lot of ups and downs, but the cherry on top of it all is that I PASSED MY SOCIAL WORK BOARDS!!! I’m officially a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(there are not enough exclamation points to express my excitement!)

And here’s the story (best read in front of a roaring fire, if not possible, a warm laptop will suffice):

It was one of the coldest days in the metro New York area, and I headed down to midtown Manhattan to take my test. I’m a little crazy about getting place on time, or early, so I managed to have an hour to spare before I was scheduled to go in, so I took the opportunity to have a light lunch (peanut butter & jelly on whole grain bread; carbs and protein are your friends before a big test!) and gulp down a huge water bottle (stay hydrated!).

170 questions later, and I had to contain myself my squealing inside the room full of other people taking their exams, as “Congratulations, you’ve passed” came on the screen. See, lucky for me, they tell you immediately if you pass or fail, and I’m one for instant gratification.

Post test, I met up with my mom, and we celebrated by taking a frigid stroll through Herald Square. To celebrate, and help cope with the freezing wind, my mom was nice enough to purchase me a BRIGHT yellow pashmina scarf, right before we got into the subway. It’s been pretty much wrapped around me ever since. Plus, you probably don’t know this blog world, but I LOVE the color yellow. If I ever get around to any outfit posts (hello new years resolution?) you’ll see that…

Story’s over. Not as exciting as you were hoping for? That’s probably because I didn’t put in the pre-test anxiety part where I was nervous for ~6 months and would call Ariel almost sobbing. But that part’s boring.

Check out the hat I made since I’ve had an excess amount of time now that it’s not all spent studying!

Blammo! Yellow! See, I told you I loved yellow…

So, to wrap this bad boy up, I’m back folks! With 4 more initials at the end of my name: LMSW (Let’s Make Some Waffles?)!

-Marissa

Hello! And welcome to Moviefone¬©!

(Is that copyright infringement? If so, please don’t sue us…)

We’re Ariel and Marissa, and this is our meager attempt to blog our way through the randomness of our lives.

This about sums us up:

Ariel has described herself as more of a Lucille, while Marissa is decidedly more of a Gob.

Aside from flailing our limbs while making non-chicken sounds, we also have a variety of other interests. These, along with the limb flailing, will be what we hope to share with you here.

In no particular order:

Baking, which includes, but is not limited to, AWESOME dinosaur cakes.

Finding the joy in eating healthy (most of the time…)

Knitting/Crocheting/Crafting. These aren’t your granny’s granny squares.

Shoes! And public transit! Nope, scratch that… But Shoes! We’re currently going through “wardrobe renovations” over here, so we’re working on establishing our individual styles.

To sum up:

Positive Regard – A term used in the social work field, developed by Carl Rogers, meaning to accept and support people.

We have found positive regard to be beneficial within our work experiences, so we decided to apply it to our everyday lives! We are learning to accept life for what it is, and trying to find humor and positivity everywhere we go!

We’d love to hear from you, but as the old saying goes “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”