2 days

I have spent the last several weeks reading and re-reading all of my child life textbooks, notes, and lectures in preparation for the child life professional certification exam. As I have mentioned in many posts, I wanted the purpose of this blog to be honesty about my journey to becoming an employed, certified child life […]

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Story time 

I’m taking a brief pause from studying to share a quick anecdote. I was in the middle of re-reading the Guidelines for Development of Child Life Programs when I came across this line; “Children who are fearful may need professional support to enter the [playroom]”  Isn’t that strange?  How can a child be fearful of […]

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Turn the Page

Monday October 31st…this week marks the first week of a new and very exciting chapter that I am happily accepting with open arms. This weekend has been crazy, and the build up to this week has all finally hit. I don’t know about you, but I used to be absolutely terrified of change, or anything straying even remotely […]

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5 Days

Another Sunday evening has approached which means I am getting ready to head in to another week of interning. Preparation plays an enormous component in the work we do in child life, so it’s been engrained in me to prepare (to the best of my ability) beforehand. What does this preparation look like? Well, I […]

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Let Them Be Little

Yesterday I watched the new ad campaign released by Sick Kids here in Toronto. I watched it three times. The first two times I watched it I had goosebumps and felt a ton of emotions, the third time I watched it, I cried. Hospitalization can be so intensely scary – for anyone – but as a child, it […]

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How to Have a Purpose

First of all, hi! It has been quite some time since my last post and for that I am very sorry! Needless to say I have been crazy busy and adjusting to my new city, house, and schedule has kept me on my toes. BUT I think I am finally starting to (somewhat) get the […]

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1 Year

Evening, friends. September 17 marks 1 year of blogging for me and it is insane to think about how much has happened over the last year. It’s funny…looking back on my first post I wrote, “my chosen route to get to my end goal is slightly out of the norm”, and boy was I ever […]

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All in the Community

Today marks Day 1 of Part 2 of my internship experience with Morgan and it was awesome. After resting up last week and reflecting on my adventure in Kenya, I (re-)packed my bags and moved to the big city of Toronto to continue my wonderful journey. I am here and settled and feeling very at […]

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Home Sweet Home

I landed in Canada last night at around 4:00pm local time. Needless to say my body wants me to slow down for a few days…I came down with some sort of cold and/or sinus infection on my last night in Eldoret. It’s perfect timing, because I wouldn’t have been able to go to the hospital […]

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