Saturday, August 25, 2007

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... ; )

1 comment:

Karen said...

Hi Patti, thanks for the props. I am really glad you are starting soon. When is your technical first day? Orientation might overwhelm you like it did me with all the new info/meeting new people, but it will be over soon and before you know it will be like you have been in OT school your entire life.
I want to hear a post about which books you have to buy and your classes and all that...I am so excited for you.

Also, you have a HUGE HUGE HUGE heads up on all your classmates with all your Rehab experience - you will be top of the class, I am sure of it - you are amazing. Can't believe I've known you like 13 years now. Hope eventually we will get to meet up again...for what, the third time? lol


PS: If you'd post regularly you would totally kick my bootie in the OT world, you are a much better writer!!