Friday, May 31, 2013


My parents have decided to move! They plan to be gone by the beginning of September. Which means that I only have until then to decide where I want to move and how I'm going to do it. I am scared to death. I went to Vegas in April and I'm going to Atlanta in June, then I have to decide which city I want to move to and really, I'm not sure that either one will provide me with more options to pursue journal therapy. It almost seems like what I'm trying to do is unprecedented, so I am having trouble figuring out how to do it. My guess is that I should get a teaching degree and take a journal therapy certification program. The problem with that is I can only find one and it only teaches one journalling technique. I thought I was looking for an expressive therapy degree, which maybe I still should, but that focuses on a bunch of stuff I'm not interested in and hardly focuses on journal therapy. So, now what?

Plus, I'm still don't know what kind of job I should try and get in order to get me moving in the right direction. I could probably volunteer at some sort of literacy program or therapy center. But, then I still need a job that shows I'm working in a certain direction. Right now my job experience is all over the place and one of the reasons I've been unemployed for so long. I've been trying to rework my resume to show common threads, what precious little there are. You'd think a writer could be more creative! I don't see how I can gear it towards teaching journal therapy.

Basically, I'm getting nowhere and I'm running out of time. September will be here before I know it.


  1. just a thought, and I am undeniably limited in experience and by prejudice, but have you considered a place like the University of Iowa? They have an amazing focus on writing of all sorts, and it might be worth looking into. On my blog I have a catalogue for their summer programs, and while it might be too late to sign up for them for the summer, it would at least give you a feel for what they can offer. It's one of the top ranked universities in the country, as far as writing programs are concerned.
    If nothing else, it would be a start. I understand your sense of reluctance, I'm adopted too, and change for us is hell, sometimes.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into it. Figuring out where to start is usually the hardest part, at least it is for me so I appreciate the help.


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