Let Them Be Little

Yesterday I watched the new ad campaign released by Sick Kids here in Toronto. I watched it three times. The first two times I watched it I had goosebumps and felt a ton of emotions, the third time I watched it, I cried. Hospitalization can be so intensely scary – for anyone – but as a child, it […]

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How to Have a Purpose

First of all, hi! It has been quite some time since my last post and for that I am very sorry! Needless to say I have been crazy busy and adjusting to my new city, house, and schedule has kept me on my toes. BUT I think I am finally starting to (somewhat) get the […]

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1 Year

Evening, friends. September 17 marks 1 year of blogging for me and it is insane to think about how much has happened over the last year. It’s funny…looking back on my first post I wrote, “my chosen route to get to my end goal is slightly out of the norm”, and boy was I ever […]

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All in the Community

Today marks Day 1 of Part 2 of my internship experience with Morgan and it was awesome. After resting up last week and reflecting on my adventure in Kenya, I (re-)packed my bags and moved to the big city of Toronto to continue my wonderful journey. I am here and settled and feeling very at […]

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Home Sweet Home

I landed in Canada last night at around 4:00pm local time. Needless to say my body wants me to slow down for a few days…I came down with some sort of cold and/or sinus infection on my last night in Eldoret. It’s perfect timing, because I wouldn’t have been able to go to the hospital […]

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It’s not all arts and crafts 

Today was a hard day. I spent some time with the abandoned babies in the NICU and then went to the burns ward. Needless to say I am not cut out to handle what I was exposed to (yet).  Working and providing services in a Kenyan, public hospital definitely comes with its challenges. This morning […]

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What’s a language barrier anyways?

Good evening! Today was a very busy and productive Tuesday at the hospital. I spent the morning working in the AMPATH paediatric clinic with the children in for visits today. It was very busy with children constantly coming and going. It was an awesome experience and one that I would not have the chance to […]

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All the Feels: Sundays are for Reflecting

When I began this blog (almost a year ago…holy!) I wanted it to be a very honest and real description and interpretation of my journey through the child life process(es). This has been the most incredible rollercoaster ride I have ever been on. I have fallen in love with the “ups” and have learned to […]

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Christmas in August

It is Friday, and my first work week as a child life specialist in training has been a success! I have learned so much in just five days and I am beyond excited to think about a whole new week in the horizon. While this week focused primarily on formal education on a variety of […]

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