Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Child Life

Last night I met up for dinner with my girl Maura. While we were eating and having a lovely session of "catch-up" she blurts out "You know I read your blog! Feel free to shout out to me sometime." So this blog post serves as a major shout out to her.

Maura and I lived with each other all throughout college. Not only was she one of my roommates and best friends but she knows me more than I know myself. You see, if it wasn't for Maura, I would probably still be taking psychology classes, trying to pass in order to graduate. When I started college I enrolled as a psyc major. I thought for sure that was what I wanted to do. What I found was that I wasn't really interested in it and it really reflected my grades. I was doing so poorly and working so hard. One day at the beginning of sophomore year while crying over another low exam grade, Maura says "hey Court, you should really check out Child Life, I think it is right up your alley." So I did a little research and sure enough I fell in love with the idea of helping children cope with medical experiences. And come on.. who wouldn't want to to help kids cope through tough medical experiences by incorporating play and fun activities into their procedures.

Maura and I spent the rest of our college career glued to each others side. Literally. We had every single class together. At our graduation banquet we were awarded the "Most Inseparable Seniors" award. Proudest moment of my life.. sigh. Not but really, I love her. And she is one damn good Child Life Specialist ;).

Thank you Dicks Last Resort Restaurant for the embarrassing hats!

So here I am, about to finish up my role as a child life student by taking the very stressful certification exam and I couldn't be happier. I know this is exactly what I want to do with my life and I owe all my thanks to my constant supporter and cheerleader! Thanks, Mo!

We did not do so good on this..

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