Clinic went fantastically! I presented my oh-so-labored-over plans and my clinical instructor said that everything looked good and she presented some other materials that she was going to use and that I could conduct the therapy sessions, and she would jump in if it seemed like I needed help! Yay!! I had a BLAST. The patients were tough, but really intriguing. Speech Pathology in the rehab setting is SOO much more stimulating than in the school setting. The kids are great and I LOVE them, but the brain is beginning to really intrigue me. I would love to do my externship in an acute setting...we shall see.
I had to run over to Redlands for an errand, and since I had some time & my giftcards, I stopped at Barnes & Noble. I NEVER have time and totally enjoyed perusing the books. I picked up a book my aunt recommended to me months ago, West of Jesus. It's about a man's spiritual journey through surfing...awesome. And Len Sweet's new book, Nudge. I also bought Ray Lamontagne's newest album...currently listening to it now.
I really needed today. The past 2 weeks, I've been questioning why I'm in the Master's Program and if I'm really cut out for it. I definitely underestimated how much work it was going to be. It's not necessarily hard, it just requires a lot more critical thinking. The first clinic day was completely overwhelming. The past few weeks, I've felt like I've been barely hanging on between balancing school and work. I feel like I've been "half-assing" both because I haven't figured out how to do both well simultaneously...But tonight, I have realized that I do belong in grad school and everything will slowly figure it's self out. I just gotta keep putting one foot in front of the other & do it well.
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