If I knew back in my college days, what I know now, I would be making bank right now. When I was in college and thinking back with my 30 year old brain, I would have been more diligent as a student. So what I would have done, was majored in social work rather than psychology. I found that social work majors make more money. I do the same work as a social worker, but on paper I am not a social worker. I would have even gotten my masters in social work and went to the school of social work, rather than Trevecca in counseling. Anyway back to my college days.. I would have gone to a trade school at the same time as undergrad and picked up some medical health allied certification and worked the medical job while in undergrad. Then saved my money for a savings account and been diligent, with a certain goal in mind..By the age of 30, the kid could have had at least 10,000 saved up. I mean, if I knew at 18-22 years old what I should have been doing rather than being overwhelmed by Chemistry class and when was the next gospel choir concert/event…oh wells.
Published by Counselor Chris P
Counseling is the name of my game. I have counseled so many individuals since my early days of case management when I was just 22 years old. I have seen a lot and been through the highs and lows of working in the helping profession. My back especially can tell you the story of what's it's like to not take self care seriously when working 60 hour week, plus grad school and personal events. I would like to help those who have also not done well in the self care department. Help me..help you counselor. Counseling4Counselor is the place for you!! Check out my other blog as well, which depicts a transition I made due to being burned out in the helping profession. Update September 2014: I moved back to Nashville from Blacksburg, Salem/Roanoke area after being away almost three years. I transitioned from a big southern city to a much smaller rural college town in a little under 3 years. What I learned about myself, God, and other people is priceless..The biggest lessons came when I came back home to Nashville and how the changes within myself, my city and others affected my whole world. Transitions are not easy. They are challenging, full of joy, disappointments, encouraging, feelings of abandonment, feelings of great nostalgia and the whole bipolar like spectrum..without the mania and without the diagnosis. hehe. Check it out here and come back often! I love visitors! And welcome to the wonderful world of an ever changing GEN Y'er/Millenial! Also Remember, it's always Cool2bChrisP!