Tomorrow is my first official day working as a Child Life Specialist. While I know I’m going to be getting oriented for a couple of weeks or so, I can’t help but feel so nervous! and excited! Tomorrow will mark exactly 1 month since I finished my internship so I haven’t been out of the hospital routine for too long. I still can’t believe I’ve been given this amazing opportunity & I’m so thankful for everyone that’s helped me along the way. My whole road to child life took me a little over one year:
Spring 2012: Graduated from college with my bachelor’s degree
Fall 2012: Volunteered with the child life department at a children’s hospital & took “intro to child life” online
Spring 2013: Practicum
Fall 2013: Internship
Spring 2014: Job!
Best of luck to all of you out there starting volunteering/practicums/internships/jobs this Spring! Remember I always encourage my readers to e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any thoughts or questions about child life, I’d love to help out fellow child life-ers out there in any way that I can.