Thursday, September 25, 2014
Guess what friends?? I started a private practice! I know, I know, I am crazy. I have 3 little kids I adore that need as much attention as I can give them. I have this crazy, random, illness that threatens to take away my functioning (Meniere's Disease). However, I need to work part time to contribute to the family finances. So if I need to work anyways, why not work for myself, right?
Best decision ever! (Well, not really "ever" but it's been a super great decision.) It was a ton of work (I've been missing in action for the past few months getting it ready) but I opened on August 1, 2014. In the two months I've been open, I have been able to help several people. I am definitely feeling very blessed.
One of my goals has been to certify in sandtray therapy. I've used sandtray for years but decided to take the classes to certify. Part of the certification process has been to build my own sandtrays. It's interesting how hearing loss has impacted EVERY area of my life and that came out in the sand. I've spent my life trying to "prove" myself. When you have to work harder, think smarter, avoid effectively, fake your way through conversations, manage constant anxiety and constantly try to fill in the blanks, you tend to have to prove your competency again and again. What the sand taught me is that I've already proven myself, I do not have to keep trying to. That was very liberating. I am enough. (And so are YOU!)
So many doors have opened to me since getting my Master's degree and licensing as a therapist. Even more doors have opened since getting a CI. One of these days I'll tell you the meaning behind my business name. But enough for now, I've got dishes to do and a company to build :)