I am just an ordinary 31 year old.
I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO and moved to Texas 7 years ago to teach precious little 1st graders in Spring, TX. Five years ago, I moved to a boys’ private school that has provided me with more laughs, love, and inspiration than I could have ever imagined. I decided that I must be 100% busy at all times so on top of my full time job, I went back to get my School Counselor master’s degree at the University of St. Thomas. I graduated from UST in Dec. 2014 with both my School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s degrees. I am currently working on my LPC-intern license at a play therapy clinic in Katy, TX. Now, if that wasn’t enough I continue my love of dance, art, health, and fitness.
As of 2012, I was the very first school counselor at my school. I was excited and anxious and dedicated my blog to ease some of my stress, as I reflected on all of my successes and failures. Right now, I focus my blog on lesson and unit ideas for school counselors, private practice counselors, play therapists, etc. I also hope that I continue to instill a reflective nature within myself and this blog. I want to reflect on self-care, stress, health, fitness, and in general, living every day to the fullest. I originally started this blog out of frustration for the lack of information out there for new school counselors. I hope that this blog has evolved with me. I want new and veteran counselors alike to find help and comfort in my words, lessons, failures, and triumphs.
I have the most precious canine, Ocean, and he is the love of my life. While some people post pictures of their babies, I promise you will see more pictures of Ocean than you thought humanly possible. I was recently married to the most amazing person in this world, who make laugh until my cheeks hurt, encourages me until I think I’m Queen of the World, loves me until the ends of this Earth, and is truly the one I have been waiting my whole life for. I love the beach, the water, the sun, and anything that makes me think of Dewey Beach, DE (the most beautiful place in the world).
As for anything else about me. . . who knows, perhaps this will also develop as I move through this experience.
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