Since March, I have had several emails from those that recently graduated from massage school under unusual circumstances. Some of you missed out on the last months of school, had to move to virtual classes, and are now finally able to take tEx. Maybe you missed your MBLEx preparation class, the clinical portion of your course, or other critical parts of your massage education.
Not only that, but you are also entering a profession where your job is to be in close proximity to people when all we can hear about is social distancing. Uncertainty and Anxiety are high everywhere. This is why I felt compelled to write today.
Today I wanna talk about some of those concerns, and hopefully put your mind at ease. As you can imagine, when I wrote “Taking the MBLEx in 2020”, I did not see any of this coming. How could any of us imagined massage therapy programs moving online, closed MBLEx testing centers, delayed careers, or state proclamations banning massage therapists from working?
But here we are. We can continue to social distance, slow down from unnecessary business and busyness, but that does not mean our dreams have to end just because of uncertainty.
“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
― E.L. Doctorow
It is foggy right now and most of you can only see just so far into our exam preparations and future massage careers. And that is okay. You can still take steps every day to pass the MBLEx and plan your massage career. You can still make the whole trip that way.
Let’s take some simple steps today to address your questions and concerns.