November has given me a fair number of gloomy and grey days, perfect weather for inspiring me to stick to my office and do what needs to be done. It helps that the past two months off had meant that I had to end working with clients. I don’t know when I will make myself available for clients who are seeking mental heath therapy as it isn’t very long before I head out of home for a three-month stint in Mexico. It just isn’t fair to them or to me as therapist. With that decision made, my time in my office is about research, writing, and reconsidering just what the future holds for me as a professional therapist.
On a different theme, the cool, dark and often damp weather has meant reduced outdoor time, especially clothing-free outdoor time. My office however is a place where clothing is shed when I don’t have clients within it. The weather, as well as the absence of clients who need a sense of “familiar” in the safe container of counselling, is having me plan changes to the office. Change, it’s all about change. I have come to the realisation that I have returned from the Camino a changed person. Yet, I am unsure just what has changed and how it will manifest in my life going forward. What I do know is that being skyclad remains an essential part of who I am.