I am overwhelmingly excited to be able to publicly announce that I am in the process of going into business for myself. If everything works out according to plan, I’m going to have my own office upstairs from W. A. Frost in the not-too-distant future.
In the meantime, I’m going to be working at Avivage Massage (www.avivagemassage.com). It’s a great opportunity for me, particularly because not only is the proprietor supportive of my building my own practice, but she’s also providing me with some mentorship so that I can do it more easily and successfully than through straight-up trial and error. I think this is going to be an invaluable experience. It will allow me the freedom to openly communicate about my progress with my own space through my blog, while continuing to have an income and to be able to support anyone who continues to see me.
Leaving Phresh is bittersweet — I’m overjoyed by the prospect of the opportunities that are unfolding, but I will truly miss seeing my sweet, quirky, talented coworkers on a daily basis. I’m feeling a lot of gratitude for having met so many wonderful people there over the past year-and-change, among both my coworkers and clients!
I’m aware that many of you have packages from Christmas, and I am truly distressed by not having the resources to honor them all personally — I have no way of tracking them, no reimbursement for them, and don’t yet have my own space. I apologize for not having been able to anticipate this shift in time.
Also, please don’t be upset if I don’t contact you directly about my move. Unless you have at some point given me contact information of your own volition, I don’t have any way to reach out, other than this public forum. My contact info is available through this site, and very soon, I will also have a business website at http://www.erinbusby.com.
I’d love for you all to celebrate with me, and I want to thank everyone who has encouraged and supported me in this direction! My vision for my solo practice is to shift away from maximizing productivity to providing the time and space to truly explore the options of how best to meet client needs. I will have more personal educational resources on-site, including books and my (plastic) skeleton friend Ottomy. I will have more flexibility with scheduling, so that intake and follow-up can flow more organically and reach greater depths of communication and understanding. Most importantly, I want to tailor my practice to client preferences, within my ability to do so. If you want to see something there, please let me know! All of you are brilliant and creative individuals whom I respect deeply, and your opinions are very valuable to me. I’m going to be posting more polls — the more active you are at interacting with them, the more your experience will have been shaped by your input. Also, if the polls seem to restrictive or don’t meet the scope of your creativity, please email or call me! I very much look forward to sharing this journey with the people who have made it possible!