It looks like we’re moving toward spring in the near future. With all of the wild weather around the world lately, I’ve been grateful to live in Michigan where our weather is fairly moderate. I’ve got some seeds started to get a jump start on the garden. I’m looking forward to warm weather and watching things grow from little seeds to food we can put on the table.
Gardening is one of the things I do to take care of myself. It’s rewarding to see the tiny little plants poking their heads through the soil and watching them grow. It gets me outside in the sunshine and challenges my tendency toward perfectionism—because weeds are going to pop up no matter how hard I try to keep them away! As the season continues, we will get to harvest some delicious herbs, fruits, and vegetables.
Being a part of MIAPT is another thing that brings me joy and keeps me moving forward. I’m passionate about play therapy and convinced that the play therapy community must grow so that we can better meet the mental health needs of the children (and adults) in our state. There is a place for each of us in this organization. We are continuing to plant the seeds of committees and other opportunities for people to get involved so that we can keep MIAPT going and growing. What would you like to do to help provide good play therapy training and networking to others in Michigan? There’s a place for you!
Diana Steketee, LLP, Registered Play Therapist™
President, MIAPT 2022-2023