Hello virtual ones!
I know it has been a decade and a half since I have been here last. I miss writing here but I haven’t really had the time. :0
I finished my first term just before Christmas and did pretty well-YAY! I learned more about child life, and of course reconfirmed my desire towards pursuing my certification.
I’m not going to lie it was a ton of work. It was difficult at times to not get stressed. While doing school full time and working 5 days a week, I was also applying for practicums. Needless to say there was a lot of juggling going on in the last weeks of the term.
Though, as they say hard work pays off. In 3 more days I begin my spring term in grad school. I’m ready to learn more about Child Life and strengthen my foundation. I have already learned so much and I am super excited to continue my journey!
I am starting to apply for internships in March, however, I have started some of the applications so that will make things a little more manageable during school.
A few of the application deadlines have arrived for some of the hospitals I applied to for practicum. Friday was the application deadline for a few of the others I applied to. Hopefully this means I will hear from those soon-
I am sending out good thoughts to the universe!
Well last weekend I had my graduation ceremony in Manchester, New Hampshire! I am an official graduate, (although I have had my diploma since October 2014-just saying). Nonetheless it was a special occasion and a huge accomplishment that I am so happy I experienced!
Now as some of you may or may not know where I left off with my Child Life path, it is time for an update. It turns out I did not get an internship for the summer program. I knew it would be very competitive and most of the hospitals only had 1 slot with several applicants.
I accomplished all-said requirements of the Child Life Council before applying to internships, including the child life course taught by a Certified Specialist. With those all fulfilled, I attempted to, I suppose cut corners, skip getting the masters and take a chance on getting an internship without it.
However, as time had gone by more internship programs were preferring the students who have their masters. Furthermore, the Child Life Council is going to be requiring a masters in a few years.
As I wasn’t having luck of acceptance into an internship program I decided I wanted and needed to develop more of a foundation in Child Life that would prepare me for the internship and on the job. With that, I decided to apply to graduate school!
I just got accepted into Grad school and I will be getting my masters in Child Life!
I cannot wait to continue the next chapter of my journey!
Today I had an interview for child life internship!
I am praying and hoping and wishing and crossing all parts of me that can cross, that I get to continue my journey with this internship program!!!!
This month is the anniversary of when I went to complete my Bachelors to pursue my life’s purpose and PASSION of Child life!
This month is also Child Life Month!!!!!!
Please pray and have good thoughts that I continue my journey with this wonderful program!!!!!!
~Breathing, praying, wishing, hoping
Recently someone and his family faced the tragic one year anniversary of the murder of his mother and sister!
This awful unspeakable pain that he and his family struggle with is unfathomable.
I can’t imagine how difficult it is for this family!
The case is on-going and He and his family really need closure in order to let things rest.
I pray for their strength and sense of peace!
Please have warm thoughts and prayers for this family!!!!!
I have some news. Yesterday I had a followup appointment with my pain management doctor. It went well. This is a visit that I went without that gnawing feeling in my stomach, and for good reason! My doctor used the word gone! He thinks my RSD might be gone!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been weaning off my medicine and I have some symptoms but they don’t last longterm. I’m still working hard and still need my physical therapy but he is very happy with what he sees.
I am so frekin lucky its scary! I am so grateful! I still need to push more with exercising and working through pain, and on wearing other shoes but I will not stop!
I thank God!
And I am thankful to my amazing family and friends for the amazing support, thoughts, and prayers!
It’s been a bit hectic but I have returned! 🙂
So… I still have not heard from one more internship site. I am trying to keep hopeful however I admit it is getting difficult.
It is my serious passion to help kids and child life is perfect for me! I am trying to explore all possible avenues to help my chances. The problem is I feel like I have exhausted all avenues.
Being the girl that looks at the big picture, (not to mention still in need of a full-time JOB-TURNED CAREER), I wind up trying to be resourceful. I can’t stop myself from looking at potential alternative careers.
I hope it doesn’t make me flaky. But the thing is I realize if I look at alternative ways to satisfy my passion of helping children then maybe I can have more luck taking off in my career.
~Determined and hopeful!