Wow, can you believe we are reaching the end of the 36th month of 2020? How many weird colors do I have to dye my hair before things settle down? Because it’s more than two.
This year, I started a private practice and became my own boss. It has been amazing. The hours are perfect, and my boss is a genius. (I think my husband has a crush on her though…)
In personal news, we became homeowners in 2022! It was not a good year to be house shopping, but I’m known for making things more difficult than they need to be. After more than two years working from home, I finally have an office. When I’m off the clock, I shut the door, and the office is closed.
My husband started a doctoral program this fall. Soon we will be a paradox. (Get it?)
I didn’t have any book launches in 2022, but here is what’s coming down the pipeline:
- Telehealth with Kids Toolbox, Volume II is in publication now. I’ve chosen a cover that I can’t wait to share with you! PESI says it should be available this spring. Rest assured that when I know something, you’ll know something.
- Clinical Documentation with Children and Adolescents has a complete first draft. Routledge has a different process than PESI, so I need to complete a checklist before I send it in rather than them sending me one task at a time. I end up with more control over the final product but also more things on my to-do list, which I see as an even trade. If they like my draft and there aren’t a ton of revisions, this one may be out in the spring too. Otherwise we may be looking at a summer or fall release.
- Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me – I spoke with over 50 awesome neurodivergent people about their stories and experiences! Thank you to everyone who shared with me. This is still in the planning stages and we will see what it turns into.
And now a look to the future! Here’s what I’m planning and expecting in 2023:
- A children’s book – I’ve submitted the pitch and am very excited to see where this goes. It’s a cute story aimed at teaching kids about neurodivergence, both the awesome and the difficult. That’s all I will say for now, but I hope to have some updates soon.
- Resiliency Mental Health is applying for APA sponsorship to offer continuing education! My hope is to keep offering awesome educational content, including being able to offer continuing ed credit for them, and making the CE credits affordable. Again, stay tuned for updates.
- I’m tweaking how I manage my social media presence. Over the past few years I’ve become kind of a medium deal on Twitter, but I’ve struggled to keep the balance, avoiding doom scrolling, all that fun stuff. (I also don’t love all the decisions the current management is making.) I’m still doing scheduled posts to share information, keep folks updated, and hopefully make a few people smile, but I’m refraining from checking notifications or interacting at this time. You can find me on Mastodon since their lack of algorithm makes it easier to check in and log out, and of course I’ll still update the blog with varying consistency.
I hope your 2023 is calm, restful, and restorative.