I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I started this blog as part of a creative writing class I took several years ago. I named it “not settling” partially because of a play I was writing and partially because that is my state of mind. I take various classes and do various things to help maintain my mental health after hearing the stories of my clients. However, I realized that my experience as a counselor can be helpful to other people to “not settle” for the status quo in their lives.