Thursday, July 30, 2009
E-mail from a prospective OT student: I've started volunteering and I LOVE it. I spend time at Courage Center a rehab center in Minneapolis, at a yoga class taught by Matthew Sanford for people with disablities. Matthew is a paraplegic himself, so the work he does is amazing. He is trying to get the medical community to help people connect their mind and bodies. I think OT is very much on that path....When you get some time, do see this videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpmbzAwL5ws. It describes his work.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I have officially been offered a job with Roosevelt Warm Springs, based in Warm Springs, GA. The HR person called me this morning and she has confirmed I can shout it from the rooftops, lol.
I may end up being the outpatient therapist for their two satellite clinics, or I may end up inpatient on campus. Both have a lot of advantages, so either way I am excited.
For people my age, Roosevelt/Warm Springs usually means nothing...for people in like their 70s, it brings back not memories of the days of polio! President Roosevelt founded a polio haven at Warm Springs. After polio was eradicated in the USA, it transitioned into a wonderful rehab hospital. I was there recently for the interview and it was a very neat experience...more details later.
The campus of Warm Springs is designed to look like a university campus...it is very nice, with amazing facilities.
I need to go get ready so I can't keep blogging much more about it now, but I'll be back to write more soon about things. Sorry I've had to be mysterious so long. I'm very excited.
I'm not sure how long this blog will continue with new stuff...a lot to consider as I want to be safe! Blogging abstinence....? lol.
Anyway. gotta go for now, but finally, the official offer is in, and I'm excited :)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
In the meantime, I'm packing up house, as whether this job works out or not, I'm moving out of Memphis.
Here's the current state of my living room...the face I have when I look at this filled-up room of stuff I need to properly pack...plus a few random Photo Booth things. Can you tell I just got a Mac. LOL.
I'm headed out for an appt in a few minutes. Need to run a few errands. And I'm just chippin' away at the house...
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Today I learned...
that Ikea.com has a really annoying website
that my cat apparently stays drugged for days after taking an anti-histamine
that you should not smile shortly after eating oreos for breakfast
that even though some could argue I'm lazy (I prefer "low energy"), I will always get up at 4am to turn off electrical outlets to my computer, when in the midst of a lightning storm so frenzied that it's like being in a rave.
that I am tired!!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I am trying not to FREAK OUT over all the upcoming changes! I'm probably going to have official word within a week and need to make some decisions very soon. Will be packing up and moving during the month of August almost for sure - more details coming once I have official word.
I am hearing that I should start a new practitioner blog and close off this student one......still pondering.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I just googled my name to make sure that nothing crazy pops up. Not that I think there are crazy things up about me, but just making sure, yo.
The first few pages that came up, which is all I bothered to look at, seemed benign to good.
I'm thinking about trying to write another mini OT-Practice like thing, a la Reflections of the Heart. Not actively, but have thoughts for topics in back of head.
And by the way I have a post on NBCOT study tips, in the works. Trying to be 100% sure it is not proprietary. I really don't think it is but don't want to find out the hard way. If any of you readers are high enough in the world (or I guess a lawyer, haha) to be able to decide for me, comment so I can let you read it and get advice on whether or not I can post it!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
A LOT going on in the world of job hunts! Two great possibilities with lots of pros and cons. Can't really post about it as both are in works and I need to be very careful, but know that things are going on actively behind the scenes and I'll be updating soon once I can say more!
Thanks all for the awesome job support and blog support and sweet support in general!!!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I don't have a ton to share right now besides that I'm doing job applications! I am having to not be quite as picky!! I don't want to write anything about future interviews, I'm too scared!
Lester is lazing on his back and he is SO CUTE...it hurts he is so cute.
And I'm finally working on responding to emails....yay!
Friday, July 3, 2009
I am in San Diego visiting family, basically a big reunion since almost all members flew in for my aunt Cathy's wedding. Very fun. Have been enjoying the wonderful family, food, weather, and working on statistically enhancing the probability of future skin cancer by getting burnt to a crisp on the beach....it's nice to be just a few minutes away from a beach!!
Tomorrow is my sister's last day here... :( It's almost 11pm and I'm tired!
Hey, so I found out several of my cousins are quietly obsessed with Lester. That made me really happy.
One of them, a male cousin, sent in an email on Lester to his work on their silly email day or whatever, and he totally won silliest mail of the day....another one has watched like ALL of his videos....another quietly stalks him on Facebook...
I am happy to know he has many silent admirers!
I really miss my baby Lester with his big giant eyeballs and snorty inverted nose!! Glad I have dedicated admirers devoted to the social cause of keeping him company while I'm gone!
I keep getting asked about jobs right now, the ubiquitous "so now what..."....well I have an interview next Friday that I'm figuring out logistics for, and then we'll go from there!
And....I've been responding to emails...Gmail has an offline mail feature so that I can read old mails, respond, and it gets sent when I get online...so...on the 4 hour plane ride I can hopefully whip out a ton!!
So....yeah. Hope all is well in OT world....it's summer so it's quiet for school and work! I need to think about how to handle the transition of this blog from student to practitioner. Maybe I should stop blogging. Or maybe I should close this one off and start a new one that isn't a student one. Or who knows.
Karen, recent OTR/L!!!!!!!!!!!!!