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!


Toby and Oliver's mom and dad said...

I love the pics you put on the blog!!!!! I love the background too!Cute job Natalie!

The Amayesings said...

I'm glad for you that you can enjoy your job. Kids do wonders to lift your spirits! You should invent "kid therapy"! Hugs to the cutie kids!