Journey to an INTERNSHIP

Hello friends,

So the beginning of this week was extremely intense, actually scratch that these last months were quite intense. I applied to 13 hospitals for child life internships. School required 14-15 and that is what seems to be the overall recommendation. Although there are a lot of hospitals out there, many do not offer child life internships. I went through the intensity of applying for 14 but one of the hospitals decided to pull out of doing an internship, to revamp. This happened for one of the hospitals I applied to for practicum! It was so crazy that they did that so close to the application deadline. In any case, I feel there is a reason for everything and it was for the best. So typically internship sites have only 1 spot! That alone makes it quite stressful as it is extremely competitive. Tuesday morning was sheer anxiety- no matter how you slice it, I was nervous!!!!

I am so beyond grateful to say I got into a wonderful internship!!!!!

A WORD OF ADVICE: Always call to confirm your email was received! I accepted the offer in response to the offer email, also on Tuesday. However, on Wednesday I didn’t hear anything. I waited until 3 pm to call and confirm that they received my email. When I got home I received an email stating they were so happy to get my voice mail because the email didn’t make its way to their mailbox! I was surprised that that happened since it said it was sent on my end! However, it taught me never to wholeheartedly rely on technology for these important instances!!

It feels so validating that I got an internship, as I am even more motivated to complete the last three classes I am currently enduring!!! I am graduating on time with my class 2017! Come January I will be closer to the end of grad school= closer to certification!!!!

**To anyone and everyone out there: Do Not Give Up if you are passionate about it. Even though it is hard, it is worth the fight with yourself to push through!!!!!!

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Hey guys,

Welcome my friends, my visitors, my followers new and old, old and new! I have reached 120!

I am so happy to say I am almost finished with my sixth term in school! After this I Have 4 more terms until I earn my bachelors in Psychology with specialization in child and adolescent development!!!! I am thoroughly enjoying the ride!

My hardships that came with RSD has allowed me to re-examine my life. While I could have done without the pain+ I have managed to truly find myself!

This blog has been helpful for me to send my thoughts out to the universe and to all of you. Now that I have found my purpose to help people, children to be exact, I have a lot more aspirations! I hope my posts help you all in some way. 🙂

I am looking at getting my masters! Maybe I will have my own practice! I know I want to be a Child Life Specialist and I am getting closer!  I am planning to get certified in infant massage therapy and educating! I want to help children cope! I want to encourage and inspire children! I want to be a support for them in helping them by giving them and their care givers the tools they need to help them succeed in life!

I am so excited! I also want to continue volunteering with children. I want to go global. I would love to do this in december for a few months! I haven’t yet found the right program! I would like to do work with kids in an orphanage or day care in Europe, ideally Italy. I would also do it in England. I feel like this would be the perfect time to do it after I finish my Bachelor’s before committed into an internship program and full time job.

I am so excited!!!!

~Motivated