Thursday, May 28, 2009

next on the horizon

considering the ample reflection and social time i´ve been blessed with here in costa rica, i am feeling good about a next step on the horizon. for years i´ve debated a master´s in social work. actually, it is what i set out to do in university (psych major, soc minor) so the idea continues to beckon moi. in 2004 i completed my master´s in women´s studies and loved the exploration of feminism on such a deep level. over the past few months, i find myself running into women i admire who have MSWs and are running non-profits or doing therapy. i think it is a sign. to top it off, yesterday while swinging in the hammocks (i know, rough week) i found out about a program in the dc area that is reasonably priced and up my alley. after a bit of online research last night i was smitten. to add even more icing to the cake, it offers a dual degree path with a certificate in non-profit management. ooh la la!

just broke the news to beau and look forward to exploring it further when i´m home. this past decade has been an organic evolution of building tranquil space. lord knows i´m by no means done with this journey, but have been pondering what the next decade will present for moi. i believe i´ve found it. the chance to continue trying to make a difference in this new way thrills me.

now that i´ve determined what the next decade holds, i must dine on papaya, pineapple, watermelon, granola, and fresh juice before strolling through the coffee fields and teaching yoga . . .

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13 comments:

naturally nina said...

congratulations! that is so amazing. i love how you keep continuing to grow, learn and inspire us... you will be an incredible therapist!

Art Visions said...

Go for it!!! I know you will do well!

Gina said...

Fantastic news! I'm excited to hear about this new journey.

Sarah said...

Wow! Good for you! While I'm not a SW, I am a licensed counselor and work with many SWs. If you have any questions about programs, working in mental health, counseling, etc. don't hesistate to ask! I seem to be the go-to at the agency I work for when it comes to the differences between graduate level programs in mental health.

And as always, you continue to inspire and amaze me with your passion, compassion, and growth!

Melita said...

what a wonderful next step to further your journey! i wish you the best!

Self Help Goddess said...

Wow, good for you Kimberly!! That really does sound right up your alley and something I know you will be just great at! :-)

I love how you are not resting on your laurels, but constantly pushing yourself to evolve and uncover new challenges! YOU ROCK!

Carolyn said...

How exciting! I had no idea you were interested in getting an MSW. Can't wait to hear more!

Pink Heels said...

You go girl! It will be a fabulous combination and will provide you with many options as you continue to grow and expand.

iridescentlotus said...

That's very cool that you have come to that conclusion. I moved to SF to pursue my MA in Counseling Psych at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

I lived in Richmond, VA, for a little under two years before I moved to SF. Just outside of Charlottesville, in Louisa, is Twin Oaks, the oldest intentional feminist community. They have annual herb sales there too. Have you been yet? It sounds like the kind of place that you would love.

~Chiara

Kath_Leen said...

Good luck on your new endeavor! The non-profit/mental health field is always in need of people who have the ability to encourage and inspire others to reach their goals.

Amber said...

What a great blog to discover. You sound like an inspiring person. I am completely in love with doga! My husband I just watched it together and want to adpt them all, but unforunately live in Sweden at the moment! Great way to spread the word though!

Accidental said...

Mazel! Best wishes in your future endeavors...

nhs81 said...

I read this post and I was so so so happy for you. I am an LCSW in New York City and I read your blog regularly after I bought your book a while back. I always felt that you innately had the characteristics of a social worker and a therapist. Your vision of the world is very uplifting and inspiring. I know that you will be fabulous as this! If I can answer any questions, let me know..