I'm back from my brief blogging hiatus. I'm going to attempt to make it a more regular thing from this point on. Summer has officially begun and one of my coworkers, a Level II fieldwork student advised me to use this summer as my chance to spend as much time with my friends and family as possible... apparently once September comes around, my life will be taken over by textbooks and therapy clinics. (Which I am extremely excited about. Yes, I'm a nerd). So I've been doing just that- I went on a vacation to Baltimore/DC with my dad, I've caught up with a few college friends and previous coworkers, and I've made a few really awesome new friends at my job. There's really nothing more incredible than meeting people who share your interests, values, and especially your passion for learning.
As far as my OT life these days- Two recreational therapists from our long-term care program asked me if I'd be interested in helping them start up a type of community integration group with a few higher level residents. We'd get them involved in planning and implementing their own outings. For example if they decided they wanted to see a movie, they'd need to check for times, prices and location, they'd need to tell their therapist if they were going to miss therapy, etc. Hopefully this idea will be put into action... I'll have to get on that!
I'll write more soon. I need some sleep!