A typical day for me involves working both a traditional job, and using my after-hours time for freelance work. Although it requires a lot of organization and flexibility (and coffee), it certainly keeps me motivated and engaged. Currently, I am working in an interim academic position in Rochester, NY while I continue to build experience as a distance career counselor. Over the past two years, I have been attempting to transition out of employment in college settings to making a living as an independent counselor. The greatest challenge for me has been finding the right balance between financial stability, and much needed freedom from a 9-5 schedule. After a brutal winter in the Northeast and feeling a bit out of balance as I juggle two jobs, I am excited for spring and the possibility of shifting my focus to more independent work and the many rewards it provides.
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This article first appeared in the January 2012 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
Kathryn Scahill, NCC, DCC, is a ReadyMinds Counselor and Trainer. In her roles, she now trains other colleagues in the distance field while staying up to date on a daily basis delivering distance services herself to students on a national level. She is also currently a Counselor and Advisor to students at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is based in Rochester, New York, USA.