Monday, June 27, 2011

What a Difference a Year Makes

I have found myself reminiscing (really? Is that how you spell it?) a ton lately, as I started my Level II fieldwork exactly a year ago. I can still feel the butterflies in my stomach. I remember my ankle that was humungously (if that's a word) swollen on my first day of fieldwork due to a bunch of mosquito bites and my limping around the hospital.

A year later, there are two patients that I still think about on a daily basis. Like... every day. When I worked with them, I figured they'd have a lifelong impact on me, but I never knew it would be like this. And to think I give my mom a hard time for how attached she gets to people.

Life is still good. I have moments of elation and marveling in my charmed life, and movements where I feel discouraged and want to bake cakes for a living.

I'll try to not make this a terribly long post, so here's a snap shot of my life in MN. In no particular order.

-Walks by the lake -Farmers Markets -Friday afternoon naps -New laptop
-Joined an ASL group -Became a Wish Granter through Make a Wish -Getting to exchange work stories w/ former classmates
-Learning. A lot. -Frequent Trader Joe's visits -Still obsessed with free stuff and events -Cheap theater tickets -Outdoor yoga -Hanging out with friends -Excitedly planning my Mom's visit in July -Trying new restaurants, going to favorite restaurants -Still loving my apartment -Church -Evening walks -Morning workouts -Sunday dinners with my "Surrogate" family -Baking for my co-workers -Continuing Education -Exploring new neighborhoods -Official MN driver's license!