On my 10 mile bike ride tonight, I found myself stopping over and over to take photos of the beautiful scenery--the contrast of the red leaves of the trees with the yellow of the soybeans, the bright blue skies, horizons of windmills and fields peppered with old red barns. I limited myself to 6 stops … Continue reading Destinations
So much has changed in my life since my last post! - I have passed my board exam and am now officially a registered occupational therapist! - Pearl fell off a piece of playground equipment while we were dong agility things (totally my fault) and sustained a bulging disc and was on strict rest and … Continue reading Officially Official
Hey friends! Just thought I would take this opportunity to reflect upon my summer thus far and update you on the happenings of my life however exciting (or unexciting) those may be 😉 I am back to living in my grandparent's basement. Sometimes when grandma calls me up for meals I feel like I may … Continue reading Summer in a Small Town
Sunday's are my favorite. It's 10 AM as I write this and I've already ran 5 miles with Pearl, did 2 loads of laundry, cleaned my bedroom and bathroom, and loaded/unloaded the dishwasher. Sunday's are usually a day of meal prep, playing catch up and doing last minute homework for me. Historically, my family and … Continue reading Week 12: D.O. for my B.O.
During a therapy session in the sensory room... Me: "How do you like the sensory room? Pretty cool, huh?" Friend #4: " I like it. It's romantic. You should bring a boy in here and hold his hand!" Both: *laughing* Me: "I'm not sure I'll be doing that anytime soon, friend..." Another week in the … Continue reading Weeks 10 & 11: It’s The Final Countdown
Hello Friends! This installment of my blog is going to introduce you to sensory rooms in skilled nursing facilities and my experiences utilizing one. A former Creighton student / now therapist at my site (and one of my lovely mentors 🙂 ) designed and drafted the plans for our facility's sensory room and was able … Continue reading Week 9: The Lights and Buzz
Have a look at the art my patients produced while participating in the Memories in the Making Painting Program!
Me: "So we arrive to one of the most important parts of our art experience... what would you like to title your work?" Friend #3: *giggles* "I'm not so sure..." Me: "Maybe consider what you think about when you think of robins?" Friend #3: "Let's call it, 'Maybe a Robin'" Both: *laughing* The last two … Continue reading Week 8: Maybe a Robin
Hello friends! This past week, I began the second half of my final rotation of OT school (right at this moment, there is 1 month, 6 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes between my degree and I--we have reached the final stretch!) I am now doing two days of patient care to start the week … Continue reading Week 7: Let’s Get Paint Where We Ain’t
During my time on my professional rotation, I was anticipating I would get the chance to participate in more opportunities to assist with wheelchair positioning, but have had just a few opportunities. I definitely got the chance to adjust many a leg rest (lengthening or shortening, per patient’s needs) and even had to use a … Continue reading Wheelchair Positioning