Today I searched online for a Christian counseling agency near me. My seeking involves locating an opportunity working as a therapist and becoming licensed in Washington state. It would not take more than a few years to pass the exams, in my estimation. I was able to find a few agencies in my area but they do not hire non-licensed therapists.
My angst has been that I could never become licensed through the state of California, not getting consistent supervision hours while I worked as a therapist registered intern. I skipped over trying to become licensed because it was so hard to get the supervision hours I needed and began working on a doctorate degree in psychology instead. I taught at a University, where I taught in-class and online college courses in Human Services. I loved the work but once I left California, there were many reasons why it was next to impossible to find work in my field.
Instead of explaining all the details, I thought today about how I could increase my wages to pay housing costs and begin a business I have in mind that I have begun working on. Using my skills and education, I feel qualified to start a school.
Housing provides a place to work at a desk. Living in a van does not give me this opportunity and so I’ve checked around seeking affordable offices to rent but could not find any without commuting into Seattle, a horrible and long commute that seems like a waste of time. My dilemma now is how to work in a work-space where I can work uninterrupted by children or other people, and be able to work into the night. I thought of a large church that I want to pursue asking permission to work in. I could sit in a lobby even to create material and a website.
Tonight I’m in my van parked on the side of the road in a residential area typing this blog post. My cell phone provides a hot spot so I am able to get online. I suppose this is a crude office space that I hope is just temporary. You might say I’ve created a workspace at no cost which fits my budget. I try to be thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ where I can. He helps me stay strong and optimizes my resources, He gives me ideas and generally helps me stay at peace. I don’t have to impress anyone.
Today I am happy to report that I bought a domain name today and have the web host paid for. I am not going to give the name out at this point but hope to launch this site in the coming weeks.