I have a big announcement to make: I am now in private practice! I resigned from my hospital position several weeks ago and have been planning and working toward this venture for a while. It was a difficult and bittersweet decision to leave the hospital- I love my hospital work with children and families! My husband and I want to start a family and the workload and commute to my hospital job just didn’t seem like the right fit for the future. I am hoping for a work/life balance that will allow me to remain professionally connected, intellectually engaged, and create time and space for the family life we want to have. We’ll see if starting this practice meets those goals! Who knows what the future holds, right? But, I know that whatever happens on this new path that I’ll gain valuable experience to add to my child life toolbox. I’m really excited to take my child life skills into homes and the wider community.
Writing this blog has been a really fun part of my child life experience and so I’ve decided to keep it up. I will continue to post activities, thoughts, and information relevant to child life practice both in and out of the hospital. I’ll also be using this as a space to document this new adventure called self-employment and the joys/challenges of private practice. I’ve remained partially anonymous since starting this blog, but have decided to put a face and a name to the words I write here. So, let me introduce myself. My name is Zoë McCoy and I’m the founder of Powerful Play, a child life private practice in Houston, TX.