Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A spring update

April 2012

It's been awhile since I did an all around update- and yet so much that has gone on.  Let's see how far I can get with this.

In November I quit my job. That was a big decision, and kind of remains a bit of a stress.  Although I still believe it was right to quit the job I had; it involved a lot of stress and bringing a lot of work home with me.  It felt like it was always hanging over my head- even on my days"off" there was always something to do. However, I really learned a lot from my position as a COTA at the IU- I really felt like it was believed you could and should make a difference in the lives of the children you were working with- and it was inspiring.  I had the opportunity to work with a lot of children with disabilities I had little experience working with.  As I took a break from going to work I had the opportunity to do some online continuing education courses- which just emphasised to me that I DO like the field- and again I learned lot- some of which I really wish I had known earlier.  For those in OT, I have to say I have been impressed with the "occupationaltherapy.com" website offerings for continuing ed.  I had always felt it was best to do continuing ed in person, but where I live there are less opportunities without driving far- anyhow I have been pleased with some of their offerings. However, after a few months not working the finances have gotten tighter than Richard and I like- so I am looking again. Being in a rural area- there is less a need for school based COTAs- unless- like my previous job you spend a lot of time travelling ( one day I would travel about 1 1/4 hours to a school another day an hour), I had an opportunity for  a rehab position, but just didn't feel good about it. I'm actually interviewing for a sub "lunch lady" position tomorrow and have interviewed to work a preschool camp this summer.  I am still keeping a look out for the perfect position, but now know that  means more than a certain tittle. I still want to keep to part-time too.

Well, I was afraid that would happen! That is the extent of my dedication to writing today- perhaps more to come on things like: getting a "new" dog, researching schools , upcoming prom and college plans.

And so it goes...

Just read "Killing Lincoln"- it was ok- the first part was hard for me to read- mostly battle depictions. It was interesting to learn a little history though.

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