So, again, I have had a strong feeling for a while now that I’m not going to be living in my current home state much past my 40th birthday…this June. I have no idea where I will end up though I have a few places that I have strong leanings toward (London, Chicago, Boston, New York, Seattle…to name a few).
I never, actually, thought about Portland but just last week I discovered a job opening there. Not just any job but working with one of the “leaders” of the theoretical orientation that I use in my psychotherapy practice. Outside of a wonderful training last winter, I have relied mostly on the great many books that guide one on the techniques and process.
It would be a dream to work with this guy. And it would allow me to again do didactic group therapy, which I found out I love. This from the girl who skimmed the group work section in grad school methods classes because I hate (I thought) doing groups!
So, now my mind is on Portland as a potential destination.
I love the above clip; though I question if I am a bit masochistic given how their winters seem to be.
So what say you west coasters? Or even those from Portland…pluses and/or minuses about Portland?