It’s the end of my first year of becoming a counselor, and in a class reflection the other night I commented that I felt like we had all been “Made.”
There’s an MTV show by the same name, in which teenagers want to be “made” into something they currently are not; a cheerleader, an artist, a BMX biker, a soap actor. With the help of a coach and inevitable adolescent whining, the show generally ends in tears and a sense of accomplishment on behalf of the teenager.
Well, we didn’t necessarily have tears in the last class, and we really didn’t whine all that much on the way… but with our professors, supervisors and peers as coaches, we have been made into beginning counselors. A couple of my classmates agreed that if we were to go back in time and shake hands with ourselves on the first day of classes, we might not recognize our new professional selves. We are now armed with both theory and practice as we head towards our summer classes and internship year.
One Louder Entertainment. Producer. (2003). Made (Television series). New York: Music Television (MTV).