Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's been awhile.

Life has been crazy lately and it will continue that way. Tests have been passed, clinical rounds are almost up, graduation is coming up, job hunting is a thing now and we are moving. This is what will be happening this next month. I am super excited but the transition periods are always hard to get through. I find myself excited about the outcome or what is up ahead but I don't really want to go through the actual thing. Funny how that works right?

It was my birthday this past week. Another year and I don't really feel older but I know that I am. Time seems to go faster as we get older and I'm not sure I like it.

My husband is almost finished with his first year of teaching. They say that once you get past the first year then it gets easier. I wonder how true that is? He's excited though and I am too. It will be nice to have a little break and not have to think about school all the time. He deserves it.

I'll leave you with this...

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible!" -Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Clinical II

I am in my second week of clinicals. It's a crazy feeling to know that in a few short months, I'll be applying for my first real job. Hopefully I'll be ready by then.

So far, I have observed and helped here and there for certain patients. It's kind of hard being the student because I feel like I'm in the way and I'm not capable of anything yet. But it is also kind of fun because I get to sit back and watch all the relationships between the staff and patients. It's interesting how some patients are so willing to work and please you and others have no interest. At the age some of these patients are I can understand why they have no interest but it is also very sad. I feel a good portion of them are content with their functional activity and are okay with not getting any better because "someone else can do it for them" or "I'm going to die soon anyway so it doesn't matter". I guess that is something I'll have to get used to seeing being a therapist.

It's also interesting observing the staff. I like the people I work with and you can tell they enjoy what they do. Because PT, OT and Nursing all work together, they all tend to talk amoungst themselves about patients. I find this helpful but also interesting. You find out that some patients may like nursing more or less than the therapist so therefore, their attitude can change drastically. Another trait to get used to while working. As a student I learn so much and just hope that what I learn I can apply to the real world.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Grandma K

My Grandma passed away last week.Technically she is my grandma in-law but she made me feel like one her own grandchildren. She made me feel part of the family even before I was married in and I thank her for that. She is the most caring and genuine woman and it was sad to say goodbye to her. But honestly, I am comforted that she is in a better place, is healed and can finally relax. She is with so many others that have left before her and I am sure they are making her feel at home and are welcoming her with open arms.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Another Year

Another year has flown by and it's time to start the new one. As we get older, time seems to pass by more quickly and it is something that I am trying to get used too. It seems like there is so much going on and it's almost like we are treading water to stay afloat with everything going on.

This is my last semester of school. It is an exciting, anxious and nerve raking time. You know when you have been working at something for so long and then it finally comes to an end and you wonder, is this still what I want to do? I've been having that feeling. I hope that when I'm finished with school, this is a job that I will like having. I hope I will enjoy it. I hope I will make a difference.

The end of this semester will also mark a new chapter in our lives. It will be time for me to get my first "real job" and it will be the end of my husband's first year of teaching. Landslides for both of us! This of course involves relocating for jobs and other scary/exciting adult stuff. We shall see what happens.

It seems like time goes faster as we get older. More things to do, more responsibilities to take care of, more people to see. With that said, here are a few goals I have for the new year:

1. Enjoy it
2. Take time for myself and for my husband
3. Finish strong with school
4. Get a job I enjoy
5. Spend more time with family and friends
6. Live more and spend less

Happy New Year