As the fall semester comes to a close, one of our students shares a reflection on the challenges and triumphs experienced throughout their semester spent working at Rise, with a seasonally appropriate rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas.

From the staff and students at Rise, we wish you and you family a wonderful holiday season!


The Twelve (12) Weeks of Rise – By: Arash Ehteshami

In the first week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
A boat load of incomplete files.

In the second week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the third week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the fourth week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the fifth week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the sixth week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Six restless evenings
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the seventh week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Seven coffee runs
Six restless evenings
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the eighth week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Eight urgent deadlines
Seven coffee runs
Six restless evenings
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the ninth week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Nine missed calls
Eight urgent deadlines
Seven coffee runs
Six restless evenings
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the tenth week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Ten more served pleadings
Nine missed calls
Eight urgent deadlines
Seven coffee runs
Six restless evenings
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the eleventh week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Eleven gray hairs
Ten more served pleadings
Nine missed calls
Eight urgent deadlines
Seven coffee runs
Six restless evenings
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

In the twelfth week of Rise
the clinic sent to me:
Twelve page assignments
Eleven gray hairs
Ten more served pleadings
Nine missed calls
Eight urgent deadlines
Seven coffee runs
Six restless evenings
FIVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Four friendly colleagues
Three stressed clients
Two supervised intakes
and a boat load of incomplete files.

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