Well it’s official…
I am not completing my internship this Fall. Unfortunately, the hospital is unable to sponsor my Visa therefore I cannot complete my internship this Fall.
Am I disappointed? Very. Sad? Yes. Angry? A little.
I am really ready to put myself to work as a Child Life Specialist and knowing that that will be delayed is very disappointing and disheartening. I moved cities to come back home and prepare for my move to the States, left my job, and all of my volunteer roles, to properly prepare myself for my internship.
Of course, this is not an ideal situation – certainly not one I was expecting to be in – but I am going to make the most of it. I do have a plan B in mind; as I’ve learned with many things over the years, it’s important to have a backup.
When I have my feet more firmly planted and a plan more solidified, I will share it here.
Thank you to everyone who has congratulated and supported me through all of this. While my certification may be pushed back, my love for Child Life has not wavered in the slightest and I can promise you that one way or another I am going to make this happen for myself.