My big news! With covid and a slower schedule ( despite online teaching, and still doing telehealth with many clients), I have come to the realization that I need to take better care of myself post pandemic. I am eating better, sleeping better, exercising and relaxing more, and as soon as my schedule increased with the telehealth it all went away!!!!!! I have always wanted to open my own clinic. My dad is a small business over, my brother was for a while before health issues become a problem, my grandpa and uncle had their own businesses. I will be opening my own counseling / art therapy agency in menasha. I found a small group of other independent therapists who had extra space and are willing to network, refer and offer mentorship. There is also a massage therapist in the same building! What better self care is having a massage therapist with good rates nearby? Im totally excited and scared to start on my own, but I have a great feeling about this. This time I wont be under a different clinic, I will be my own boss, which means in charge of my own schedule, in charge of which clients I accept, and will only be able to yell at myself if I don’t end up agreeing with one of my choices. I have a solid plan which I discussed with a financial advisor, i’m looking into marketing and advertising,I have sent letters to current families and made connections with other professionals in the area, I am very hopeful that this will be successful! My online teaching will be helpful as supplemental income and I found two online therapy programs that i’m in the interview process for so that should help as well while i’m waiting for in person clients. I am also becoming certified as a “life coach”, it has always been an interest of mine so during this time i’m going for it. Over all my business name “Peace in Colorful Dynamics” is back! I had initially held this name while under the small start up in west allis and small clinic in Green Bay, but this time its all me, not attached to anyone else. I will miss my catalpa family, they have been wonderful! I am ready to move forward, try new things, see children and adults and enjoy the learning experience as I go.