I thought it would be easy. It wasn't. I thought I already knew everything I needed to know about sex. I didn't. I thought this was just something to check off my list. It wasn't.
In all honesty, I worked my rear off for this degree. When I started in April 2016 I thought that I'd be certified by the end of the year. But what I found was that there was A LOT more to learn! Along the way I learned that the World Health Organization plays a huge part in human sexuality globally; I watched an incredibly sensual BDSM scene two feet in front of me; I bonded with fellow students from all over the world; and I learned that being able to truly help people with intimate issues isn't an overnight lesson.
This journey shocked me: I saw a man's penis being typed in an old fashioned typewriter - keys striking left and right! Not sure what was being spelled....
And I cried: Stories of judgment and harassment made my heart melt.
I also cheered: I met an incredible doctor who was also a little person helping other little people overcome their sexual difficulties.
And I laughed: Because everyone may be different but they are all sources of delight, and this journey showed me that in more ways than one.
So now, almost eleven months later, I'm a Clinical Sexologist! And I'm proud of what I've accomplished. But I have to admit that I couldn't have made it to the finish line without the help, support and guidance of my fellow SCU students. This community is more than just an organization - they have become my family in so many ways. My adviser was gentle and strong and wise. I don't know whether human sexuality is just a charged issue, or perhaps now that I'm older I appreciate a good education more, but this was a powerful experience for me.
And you know what? I can't wait to see what comes next!!!