My dedication to my practice has endured a rollicking ride with ratcheting stops at tentative hopefulness, panicked doubt, and that screeching-brakes fear of failure.
I haven’t quite known how to articulate the different questions and options I’ve been considering. Half a dozen times, over the last year, I’d get to a place where I thought I was ready to sit down and detail out the changes and current goals and what you could expect moving forward, and then something else would shift and I’d be questioning and re-adjusting all over again.
Now, in this new year, I’m happy to be able to provide an update about how my practice is moving forward, and a few changes that I’ve made along the way. The changes that I’ve made are with two specific goals in mind—longevity and stability.
I want to be able to continue to grow and evolve my practice for many years to come. And, I want to grow and maintain a certain level of financial and professional stability in my life.
With those two things in mind, I’ve shifted my practice to 3 days/week. Appointments are available Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. I’ve done my best to keep some evening, some morning, and some weekend availability to accommodate various scheduling needs.
I’m also working another part-time job that asks different things of my brain. This additional work keeps me engaged and interested in health care and human communication in a completely different setting.
So far, it’s been a really great mix for me.
What About the Feldenkrais Method?
You may remember that I was participating in a 4-year training program to become a Feldenkrais practitioner and had even started teaching the group Awareness Through Movement classes associated with this method.
For multiple reasons, I’m taking a hiatus of indefinite length from my participation in this program. If you’ve become interested in this method through my classes or anything that I’ve written about it previously, I highly recommend Alice Boyd, a guild certified practitioner with a regular class schedule and a private practice here in Portland, Oregon. Alice also shares my office on N. Mississippi Ave two days a week!
What About Writing?
A couple of months ago, I wrote to let you know that I’d be shifting some focus back toward my writing. I’m slowly making my way back, muddling through the expected writer’s block as well as the terror of not having anything interesting to say.
Transitions can take a lot of energy, and I’m excited to have the above decisions made and the necessary changes in place to be able to dedicate some energy back into my creative pursuits.
I look forward to having less business-y writing and more creative writing to share with you in the months to come.
Thanks for sticking around. :)