No, I haven't abandoned my blog. However, I have officially started my private psychotherapy practice and it has taken a lot of emotional energy and physical energy, most of it spent working my way through phone trees to live persons in various insurance offices, making copies and sending off credentialing applications, and preparing my CEUs for re-upping my license next month.
The difference between providing therapy as an employee and as a self employed psychotherapist is astronomical. While I currently have no economic security, it has become clear to me already that there is a vast market out there and that they are already finding their ways to my door.
My office is comfortable and beautiful and relaxing, and eventually I plan to start a video series that is made there so that y'all can share my space with me.
Am I happy? Sure. I've got a migraine today (the sort that ibuprofen and caution can beat) and I've been fighting fatigue and pain all month, but every time I open the door to my office I sigh in contentment.
I promise I'll resurface in a week or two. I'm figuring out my new rhythm, and you are definitely a part of it.