Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The best mommy job ever!!
I've just been thinking lately that I think I have the best job in the world. I've been working as an OT for 5 1/2 years now! My how time flies. When I graduated I had grand thoughts of working full time for the rest of my life in a pediatric sensory integration setting. Afterall, that was where I spent my my fieldwork experience. I loved the play therapy. As it turned out, the job market was very competitive and I had to take the first job that came along. I sent out 60 or so resumes and recieved only one call for interview. Obviously I took the job. It was at an orthopedic outpatient clinic that involved some homecare too. Not really what I was looking for, but it opened up a whole new world to me. I found that I loved the freedom of homecare and the personal attention I could give to a patient in the comfort of their own home. Boy am I glad that I stumbled upon this area of OT. Fast forward to today, I now contract and can work as little or as much as I want. I tried the full time working mom thing for about... 3 months!! Now I can work when I want. Right now, I'm working 4 days a week from naptime (around 1pm) until 4. That way I'm only away from the kids while they're asleep. Not too long ago, I had a patient just a couple blocks from my home that I would see when Tadj came home from work. I've taken my kids with me to work... smiling babies do wonders for ailing arthritic old ladies. I am so grateful to have stumbled into my career. The Lord truly knows our needs before we do!