As I look outside, I’m anxious to get the garden tilled and some seeds planted so that we can have a bountiful harvest of vegetables and herbs later in the year. I enjoy the transitions from tilled dirt to tiny seedlings to strong plants to an abundant crop. Watching things grow, whether gardens or children or MIAPT is exciting. Planting a tiny seed and nurturing the growing plants makes me feel as though I’ve accomplished something good.
We’ve made the transition to the new faces and roles on the board of MIAPT. We can be proud of our achievements over the past year. We have once again achieved Gold Branch status, the harvest of the past year’s work. Now we’re in the process of developing the Strategic Plan for the next three years and have some seeds of ideas about what we would like to do next. The biggest and best ideas include YOU. There are several committees that need members who are willing to spend some time in a more active role within the organization. Most are small commitments of a couple of hours a month. We need more hands to join us to continue to grow and thrive—and growing and thriving means a healthy crop of more therapists trained in play therapy and serving clients throughout the state.
Spring is here according to the calendar! I’m not certain the weather has gotten the message yet but we who live in Michigan know that we will eventually transition to a new season. Let’s work together to help MIAPT remain a healthy, vibrant, growing organization. Our clients and future clients need a healthy crop of new play therapists to provide the best service possible. If anyone needs me, I’ll be out in the garden!
Diana Steketee, LLP, Registered Play Therapist™
President, MIAPT 2022