“In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.” -R.M. Drake
I’m Amy K. A wife, mom, country mouse turned expat turned city mouse, and a counselor. I’ve been slowly but steadily chipping away at my LPC Intern hours, focusing on adolescent, child, and family counseling, since returning to the US from Australia a couple of years ago. I’ve dabbled in a hospital setting (intake & outpatient), non-profit (community outreach), a school (guidance & life coaching), & private practice (groups & individual). I’m half-way finished with my hours and at a cross-roads in deciding which direction my career will take: school counseling or private practice or non-profit work??? Or something else entirely?? Or just I could just call it a day after getting that pesky “Intern” taken off my credentials and go back to focusing on my family and household. I’m setting up this blog at the beginning-middle of this journey to document what I learn along the way and create an online portfolio of sorts for my practice and my successes (& failures) at maintaining healthy life and family balance as I do so.