WRITTEN BY PERRIN JONES, MT-BC
Up: Flexible Scheduling
awhile to get used to this fact, but now I’m getting better at putting the pieces of my
schedule puzzle together. I’m currently working on my master’s degree, and being able to carve out intentional time in my schedule to work on school both now and in the future when my schedule may change is immensely helpful. Though I’m not opposed to working on Fridays, I’ve enjoyed having Fridays off in recent months, too!
Down: Adapting to the ebb and flow of business
Up: Fits well with an organized personality
question that I am a full-fledged Type A person). This “up” ties in with the first one; it can
be a lot to juggle a private practice schedule because, for me, that consists of a mix of
providing sessions in facilities, a clinic space, and teaching lessons in families’ homes.
Organized session planning is a must but so is an organized plan to get together and pack up the instruments, materials, books, etc. you need for the day ahead. I remember feeling overwhelmed with all the logistics when I first began, but I made mistakes and had successes and eventually found a system that works for me – organization is a key piece of that system (and the 100 reminders on my phone set daily)!