Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fantastic Day

It's incredible how sleeping in an extra hour (even if I'm still waking up at 6:30) can feel SOOO good.  I think it just started my day off right.  

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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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that things are falling into place for you! And of course Ray Lamontagne makes everything good. :)