You may notice a gap between the date of my last blog and this one. It is a rather large gap – 1 year, 8 months, and 9 days to be exact. A total of 630 days. These days marked a season of great change for me. There may come a time when I want to write more about the hills and valleys of that gap, but in truth, I am still pondering that time in my heart and seeking to gain a deeper understanding for myself.
That in-between time is what I want to talk about right now – those days, those months, and/or those years after the onset of difficulty and long before you can see or experience anything good coming your way. It is a time of emotional pain. It is a season wrought with confusion, difficulty, and hurt. There are the days when you question your faith and despise the well-meaning sentiments of others. There are nights when sleep eludes and anxious thoughts cause turmoil. There are moments when you doubt the love of others and the goodness of God. There is heaviness.
If this happens to be where you are today, I have great compassion that was born from my own experience of the in-between time. If you find yourself in need of a sincere, genuine, and empathetic ear, I am available to you.
One of the beautiful things which happened in the last 630 days was that I found and embarked upon a new career path. I am currently a graduate student working toward a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. At the moment, I am completing my Practicum and am seeing clients (free of charge) to complete my university’s requirements. If you live in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee and want to turn over a new leaf of change, please reach out.
I am properly insured and under supervision at both the university and local level. You can contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are few pictures of my tee tiny counseling office. I would love to see you soon.