For those who don't know,
I'm working on a Counseling Masters.
My concentration is Student Services in Higher Education.
Which is really a fancy way of saying I want to work in an office on a college campus.
Who knows if I will really ever be a "counselor?"
But this is the track I chose to reach my career goal.
Mostly because the idea of counseling is interesting to me.
And I think I can utilize those skills not only in some student services department,
but also in life in general.
I also hope that these skills help me in ministering to people in life.
And maybe one day I can work or volunteer for a ministry,
or I can lead Youth or a Small Group or something in a church.
And I think those skills will be useful then.
ANYWAY, I say all this to lead into my current dilemma.
I'm completing my Practicum hours this semester.
Meaning, I have to find clients.
Real life clients.
Who want to be counseled.
You may think that since people pay absurd amounts of money for counseling every day
that I would have them lining up.
Not so much.
The hard part is, I can't KNOW the person already,
or have a common relationship.
It can be a friend of an acquaintance, but when it's a friend of a friend, it's still a little hairy.
PLUS I'm not allowed to counsel a full-time Georgia Southern student.
Stupid school rules.
And that rules out a lot of potential clients right there,
not to mention that college students are my EMPHASIS.
ALSO I have to have at least 1 child (age 5-high school).
Now how do I go about finding a random child to counsel?
That's what I'm working on these days.
So far I have one client.
I've had a few leads, but no more commitments.
And finding clients isn't really the hardest part.
Then I have to actually counsel them.
It's going to be an interesting semester!!