OK, people, this blog is ending. I planned to continue it through the end of this year but writing each week is becoming a “should” and I don’t want to sully the memory of this fun blog by making it less-than-fun.
I do have news to share, though, before I sign off. I’ve decided to pursue a career in college coaching/consulting. I’m enrolled in a certificate program in College Counseling through UCLA Extension and I’ve already taken on a couple of clients. I’ve also been editing admissions essays for some college hopefuls through the University of Washington’s Women’s Center and am being paired up as a mentor with one their students.
I’m offering: (1) college admissions consulting, (2) essay development/editing and (3) transition coaching for freshmen entering the very-different-than-living-with-your-parents world of college. This combines my coaching with editing, which I also love, and adds in the college admission piece (about which I’ve already read over 20 books). In fact, I’ve even started writing book reviews for the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (if I’m going to read them, I may as well let people know if they are any good).
This career change is something I’ve thought of as a down-the-road sort of thing, but I’ve been coaching for over 7 years and, when I took the time to look up, I was actually down the road. Voila!
Wish me luck, think of me if you have a high school junior or senior and, please, feel free to keep in touch. And, if you happen to want to know about a potential future blog on college admissions, shoot me an email at email@example.com.