Friends, I have something exciting to tell you.
Remember how I had an idea of a new career I wanted to pursue a few months ago? I'm doing it. It will take me another year to learn what I need to know and complete requirements for it, but I am on my way to becoming a Child Life Specialist.
I had this job once for about 5 years where I got to work with young people, and I loved it very much. I would like to do it again. There's no kid in the world who isn't going through major transition--all the time--and the best parents and teachers need help from others to pour time and attention into them so they can make it to adulthood in one piece. I want to do that for kids who are sick. So I am going to.
I found out this weekend that I got accepted into a practicum program at one of the finest children's hospitals in the country. It starts next Spring and it is right here where I live.
Now, that's no bad news.