Time to blog again, it's been a while... I don't even know where to start. Karen, I'm very impressed with your blog. It's cool that my friend is famous in the online OT world. ; ) I saw your letter in OT Practice and bragged about you to my coworkers.
Thursday was my last day of full time work at the rehab hospital till next summer. I'm going to miss it so much, but I know it's just another step on the path toward my future. It's been such an intense journey so far... I remember being so stressed about the application and interview process. (As you can probably tell from earlier posts). I didn't think I was going to make it this far so fast, it's all a blur. There's a girl doing her volunteer hours at the hospital as part of her prereq's before applying... and I thank God that I'm not in her shoes anymore. I was so anxious during the entire application phase and it feels good to have that part over with. : )
My summer has been incredible for the most part. It was one of the fastest summers of my life. I decided to leave my summer job of the past 6 years to work full time at the hospital, and that was probably the best choice I've made in a while. It's hard to break away from something you're so comfortable with, but if I didn't allow it to happen I'd have missed out on so much. I've had so many new experiences and I've met so many people and I've made some awesome new friends. I went to Washington DC, Baltimore, Catskill Mountains and Atlantic City. I saw some awesome concerts, and went on weekend bar/club/band/restaurant tours with one of my best friends. I finally dusted off my guitar and learned a few chords (thank you Anita). I also had my very first professional massage.
Next week I have orientation and I get to buy my boatload of textbooks and notebooks which will soon cover every inch of my bedroom... ; )