This pandemic has impacted so many lives in so many different ways.
For some it has been the biggest blessing.
For some it has been full of tragedy and devastation
For others it has been a little of everything
For me, I have had the opportunity to learn more about my strengths and weaknesses in my profession and narrow down what I really want to do.
I have known that I want to have group and transitional homes for youth since I was 𝟏𝟕 𝐘𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐒 𝐎𝐋𝐃! There was no doubt about it. What I didn't know was what turns my life would take in the meantime...
I decided I wanted to do therapy which I love parts of but once I got there the other parts that I didn't love consumed everything. I have learned what I do not love about the profession and more about what I absolutely adore. To be honest, many times those parts I dislike can really make me feel like a failure but I had to get real with myself and accept it for what it was and 𝘢𝘥𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵.
I am still doing some typical therapy for the moment but I am grateful to God for showing me things now rather than when I am 65 and miserable (yes, I intend to still be working then but doing what I want to do, how I want to do it).
I absolutely LOVE working with children and families! And that will NEVER stop but I have found a way to do this the way that I want, not the way an agency, organization, or association deems fit and that is 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.
Children are my heart but while I continue to grow, pray, and most of all listen I will be working with parents, first, including your children on some levels during the process. Parents are the foundation and where mental wellness has to begin. Don't worry, more will come for me to help your little ones directly, however, as I wait on God to show me exactly how I am here to help you help them.
I thank you all so much for being part of this journey, supporting, and rooting for me. I have a lot of ideas floating through my mind and I can't wait to share them with you!
For now, if you would like to chat with me about parenting or your child's mental health click here.