New Job Ramble
I can’t believe that I have finally gotten hired as a child life specialist. I have worked so hard over these past few years that it is so surreal to have finally made it to this point. Getting paid? To help make the hospital less scary for kids? Helping kids through tough times and playing with them to help them cope? It seems like a dream, not reality. If I didn’t have to earn money to live I would do it for free.
The team loves me and said I was the best candidate they had ever interviewed, and that helped my confidence so much. I have encountered negativity at times throughout my child life journey, and it is so competitive that I always compared myself to others and almost gave up so many times.
I get to work in the Emergency Department (my first choice of unit), I get to help design the new Peds ED they are building (????!!!!!!)
I have never felt excited for my future before, only afraid of how I would fail and fall short. I always worried about how people would see me. But right now I only feel peace and excitement, and I really feel like this is an indication that this is the next step God wants me to take.
They will help pay off my student loans, they will PAY for my masters, and there is a Catholic parish nearby that seems incredible. It is not in a metropolitan area, I will get to serve the poorest of the poor, and that is all I have ever wanted to do with my life. There are so many great things that it’s impossible to list them all, but needless to say I am excited and so grateful. I praise God that He has enabled me to serve others in this incredible way.
Our Lady of Fatima, on whose feast day I passed my certification exam exactly one year ago, pray for us!