Now that that's cleared up. I have a whole slew of posts pending. But I forget to attach pictures in a timely fashion. So, apologies to my son who is going on 10 and a half months and his 9 and 10 month posts are sitting and waiting. Apologies to my husband who I wrote a sweet post about last week for our anniversary and intended on including a photo montage. And there are a few attempts at witty posts thrown in the muck, but there's no need for apologies in that department, you all aren't missing out on much.
But, this post doesn't really have a picture, so we are all in luck. Get excited.
There's a new chapter beginning round these parts and I'm pretty pumped. My counseling license is up for review this weekend (throw up some prayers about that if you don't mind). So, it's time for something new, cause that's kind of what I do.
Adoption is a part of my life. Because it is such a big part of who I am, I crave to be involved with it. I love to listen about it, I am blessed to be surrounded by friends who are a part of it, I desire to educate people about it (those kids are cute, but adoption is hard folks), I just have a heart for adoption. It has been a long standing desire to incorporate adoption into my career path. Hence the counseling degree.
A few months ago during a nap time which at times allow adult conversations to occur, Chris and I hashed out my career. What I have been doing for the past two years has been eye opening and much needed to change my heart in so many areas, but I knew it wasn't something long term. I still have a few clients and will continue to take a few on here and there, but I wasn't settled. So, on a whim I emailed a girl I went to college with who works for a local adoption agency. Sometimes you just gotta put yourself out there. Twenty minutes later, I had a response. God is so good to answer prayers.
A couple of months later, lots of paperwork, and some shadowing, I am on my way to writing home studies for an adoption agency! I am so excited! This will still allow me to be at home a majority of the time with baby boy, but gets my foot in the door with adoption. It is refreshing! I'm overly excited to be a part of this process in the adoption journey.
So, a slight career move is taking place. I admire the counseling practice I work for so much and will continue to be on staff for the boss man. I hope to continue keeping clients here and there because I really do love counseling (despite the crazy frustrations at times). But, happy dance for home studies!
Now to hopefully get my license in hand soon. Then I can sign my name: Ashley Boschen, LPC.
And because I can't leave you without a picture, here's Henry boy reading my quiet book from when I was a babe. He tore a few strings off. We are learning our son is crazy string and destructive, aka all boy.