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  • Looking Forward to 2013

         The last day of 2012.  Wow, what a year!  As I look back at this time last year, I cannot believe how far I’ve come and how much I’ve learned.  I did not know it at the time, but I was just a few weeks away from the most challenging term of the program.  A term that made me question what I was doing and ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on December 31, 2012
  • I Graduated!

         I graduated!  I cannot believe that it is over.  I’m done with school.  I’m done with fieldwork.  It is all up to me now.  It hasn’t sunk in yet.  I have been waiting for this for over 2 years and now it’s finally here.     Going back to school at 29 years old was the ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on December 18, 2012
  • On My Way With Level 2's

         What a crazy busy week!  My first week of my first level 2 fieldwork is complete and I’m exhausted.  I am not used to putting in 8 hour days anymore!  I’ve been learning a lot at this site, but just observing so far.  Since I’m not that familiar with sensory integration (SI) and many of the children ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on August 31, 2012
  • A Little Break For My Sanity

         For better or for worse, my husband and I just decided a mere hour ago to head up north tonight and spend the day tomorrow riding our ATV’s and enjoying a little family time.  We plan to leave late tomorrow evening and be home for Sunday.  Why may this not be the best idea?  I happen to have two rather large ...
  • Fieldwork Concerns and Excitement

          Where has the summer gone?  I must echo my co-blogger, Courtney’s, sentiment that the time just seems to be flying by.  Every time I glance at a calendar I’m surprised to not only see how much time has gone by, but how little time I have left till the end.  It’s exciting and scary!  I have been ...
  • Midterm Slump

         I’m not quite sure what to call the slump I’m experiencing right now.  It could be a mid-term slump (mid-terms were this week), it could be an early mid-program slump (though I’ve got 5 more weeks till the true middle of the academic program), or it could just be a result of me being sick for 4 of the past 5 ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on February 8, 2012
  • Voluntarily Unemployed

         At the end of September, when I found out I made it in to the OTA program, I put in my 3 ½ month notice at work.  Even though I was technically told that I should not work at all during any part of the program, being the stubborn person I am, I decided to work through this first semester.  It has been hard.  ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on December 15, 2011
  • Readiness

    As the time gets closer that I will be finished with my academic work I am getting more and more nervous about fieldwork. Even though I have been working as a COTA for almost 8 years I wonder if I will make a good OTR. I wonder if I have learned enough to be competent, I wonder if I will remember everything I learn when I get out into ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on November 14, 2011
  • OTA Program Week 1

         I am almost through with my first week in the OTA program and I am overwhelmed with information.  I have attended 4 of my 5 classes for the term and I can see how they are all going to be challenging in their own ways.  I was most concerned about my Neuro class, but I think that it actually will not be so ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on September 28, 2011
  • Preparing for the New Semester

          By this time next week classes will have started.  I’ve been busy trying to enjoy my last little bit of break while also trying to prepare for the new semester and the start of the program.  So far, I’m on track; I’ve registered for classes, bought all my text books (that have been assigned anyways), bought ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on September 21, 2011
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