I feel very much like I’m at a crossroads at the moment.
I’m just about a third through this years course, just about to start one of the major parts of it – “The Case Study”… (Dramatic descending organ chords)… Basically for the first time ever I sit in a room with someone, just the two us no body observing or it being recorded in anyway, and that person will open their mouth to talk about something that is of concern to them, not a dreamt up scenario just handed to them to roleplay. Also new ground will be that when we finish the first session we’ll be expecting a follow on session … and another.
Now I really am looking forward to this. This is as close to “real stuff” I’ll get to at my current level of training. Now the “client” will be someone else on the course not just someone random off the street and the topic presented not expected to be anything traumatic for them or I. And I really am looking forward to it. Sometime back I know that would not have been my feeling less than a week before our first scheduled session.
I’m progressing with starting some voluntary work which is likely to be a challenge. And then at work people are leaving in bus loads… well I exaggerate but my boss has quit and so has a close colleague. I’m contemplating applying for my bosses job. Do I really want it? No but the money would be good, my expectations that I could live on 40% of my old salary when I went part time has proved not totally accurate. I’m not fighting the wolves away but sooner or later we have an issue to address there. Also I need to at some point in the next few months think about the next stage of training. If I move on I will commit to much more expense over 2 years and have to find some placement where I will be doing real work with real clients. That will require time and won’t be paid obviously.
Hmm… I Went Down To The Crossroads….