I have a dilemma.
It’s not a parenting or relationship dilemma – FINALLY!
It’s a Professional dilemma.
I should actually enjoy being in this dilemma for a little while longer, it feels so different.
I have so many opportunities ahead of me.
I have been offered many possibilities, some have panned out, some I am still waiting for and some have disappeared. Nonetheless, I am meeting other professionals, and they are offering me opportunities.
So here it is:
I have been offered an opportunity to join 5 or 6 other mental health professionals in opening a new holistic healing clinic in Modiin. I have had a dream of opening an expressive arts center since I started grad school. And now another art therapist is giving me the opportunity without me having to do most of the business work.
Modiin is growing. It is a city that the future of Israel calls to be one of the 5 largest cities in Israel when it is finished. Many new Olim/ Anglos/ English speakers are moving here. It is only a 7-minute drive from my house. It is an opportunity.
By this time next year, G-d willing, I will have a studio/ office of my own in the basement of our new home. Complete with separate entrance, toilet and paintbrush washing sink, it will allow me a smaller peice of my dream “Expressive Arts Center.”
Right now I have one private client, which I see in Jerusalem. I am renting space there (for a not-so-cheap price) and I would like to build my private practice more, although the shlep into Jerusalem is costly and tiring.
The downside of “buying into” the clinic here in Modiin is two fold. One, I have no clients here and would have to build a clientele. As a team of therapists we are doing the advertising of the clinic. I would have to build a practice from scratch. Two, I have to commit to renting space even if I don’t have clients. That takes money. Everyone says that you have to rent space first to push yourself to build the clientele. But it’s money.
And is it worth it?
The therapist putting this together wants to put my name on the brochure. She wants to give me (I will have to pay for) business cards with the logo of the clinic on it. She is inviting ME to be on a team of other creative arts therapists.
It’s an opportunity, but I’m not sure if I’m ready for it.
I know I should expand to Modiin even though next year I will have some clientele out of my home, but…
I don’t know if I’m ready. Or if I should do it.
Hear my dilemma?
Make any sense?
What should I do? I am not a businessperson. I have no business sense.
I have already committed myself to the clinic at Neve in order to build my skills and reputation there.
Will this be overkill?
I have a dilemma.