Today’s Gratitude

  • Heat
  • Strength
  • Health
  • Family
  • Support
  • Friends
  • Walking
  • Learning
  • Growing
  • Grad school
  • Doing well in school
  • Helping others
  • Children
  • Found dream career Child Life
  • Accepted into a Child Life Practicum
  • Passion
  • Drive
  • Determination
  • Music
  • Art
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Moving Along, Keep your eye on the prize

Hello Friends,

I am trying to make a point to keep up with posting. As it will be interesting information for me to refer back to and hopefully it will be easier for visitors to follow me.

I am in my fourth week of my second term in grad school. As I have mentioned in previous posts that means I have a ton of work to do. I am studying exceptionally enriching material that I will hold in my Child Life tool kit for sure. But nonetheless, I am quite swamped.

I am trying to finish applications for internship as well. In addition I have some great news… I got into a Summer Child Life Practicum-YAY!!!  This will definitely be a great stepping stone to prepare me for when I do my internship. Not to mention it is something many hospital internship programs require and or prefer. So it is definitely a good thing to do.

I am so grateful, relieved, and excited to continue moving along my path.

*Keep on, Keeping on

 

 

Long Time, No Write

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!

 

 

 

 

 

What a Journey!

Hello all,

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!

Feeling Hopeful!!!!!

Hello All,

Today I was officially able to send out my Child Life Internship Applications!!!!!

It took a lot of poking and gnawing at people to get my transcripts and courses completely reviewed. But Finally after much determination and persistence on my end I got everything needed to mail out the complete application!

I had to put two hospitals applications on hold, as one is postponed until 2016 and the other is not accepting applications until June.

I applied to some hospitals that are for summer session! As a back up plan I applied to some that are in the fall session!

Fingers Crossed!!!!

**Here’s to beginning my next step to become a Certified Child Life Specialist!!!!!

Today’s Gratitude

  • Sunny days
  • My overall health
  • My strength
  • My parents
  • My sister
  • My brother in-law
  • My dog
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Music
  • Meditation
  • Art
  • Walking
  • Writing
  • My mind
  • My voice
  • Children
  • Helping children in the hospital
  • Healing
  • Kicking RSD
  • Doing well in school
  • Learning
  • Child life
  • Every day is a new day

Dust Yourself Off, Tomorrow is a New Day

Hey virtual ones!

I know it has been a while, time got away from me!

You know when you have one of those days that are hard that you feel like you were knocked down 50million times? Well, today that’s what my body felt like. I was pretty frustrated…

BUT you know now that I got out the emotions today all I have to say is…

F the pain, F the nonsense!!!!! I am getting through my hardships head on!!!!!

I finished with an A in both of my very difficult classes this term!!!!!

I got through my sister’s wedding in other shoes and socks!!!!!!

I am almost finished earning my degree!!!!!!!!!!

Now if I can be PAIN FREE that would be fantastic. I don’t know how yet but SOON I WILL BE PAIN FREE that is it, no other options!

Tonight my Physical therapist and I were talking about kids and parents and people in general, with how do they fight an illness. Without a doubt in my mind I have the answer…

When one is facing illness especially a child’s there is no other choice but to fight!

Every day is a new day and I am grateful!

Tomorrow is a new day, a day for greatness!