Last June, I started my private practice in counseling. And I have been surprised by both how hard and easy it has been. There is SO much involved in starting my own business that I won't get into that and bore you. I feel grateful for varying experiences I have had in different fields prior to this that helped prepare me a bit, but am still learning a lot as I go. Thank goodness for nice people who can give me a lot of advice. It always takes more time than I think, which can be a challenge considering my main priority is to take care of my family. I never get everything done that I would like, so I have endless lists of ideas, books to read, ways to educate myself, and so on.
|My cute little office building. I share it with three other therapists.|
But . . .it has been easy in that I have been kept very busy with a lot of clients - way more than I ever thought in my first year. I feel so extremely grateful for how well it's gone. And I just can't describe how lucky I feel to have my dream job. I love what I do. It's still never easy being a working mom, I often feel like I have tough choices to make in how I spend my time. And I feel torn. There are a lot of days where I don't want to hassle with childcare or getting myself showered and into my office, but in the end, I come out smiling and feeling lucky. I feel like I personally push myself and it forces me to grow.
|My logo that I use on my brochures and business cards.|
***This post is not in any way commenting on working or not working as a mother, simply explaining my gratitude for the blessings in my life; my job is definitely one of them.