Moving On

Hey child lifers! I know it has been a while since I’ve updated you all and, in my defence, I have been so busy and overwhelmed with change that I have not had the time to sit down and write for you all… …that’s a lie… Change? Yes, truth, but I have had time to […]

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Here we go again!

Hello child lifers! I have been – as always – crazy busy and I just realized I hadn’t given you all an update on this most awesome thing that is happening!! On Wednesday – yes, in 4 days…- I am going BACK TO KENYA! A while back I was asked by my mentor and now-colleague to journey back to […]

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Teddy Bears Rule

Wow so it has been over a month since I have posted and for that, I am sorry. I have been busy with work and quite honestly, I haven’t been child life-ing as much as I’d like to be. BUT there are some things I can update you on… So, very exciting to me but probably not […]

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What’s in your bin?

Hey all! I am sorry for my lack of posting lately. As I’m sure you know, there are not many child life-specific things happening in my life at the moment. I am still working full time as a nanny and seeing a community-based child life client on weekends. Like I mentioned in my last post […]

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Meanwhile…

Hello everyone! I am sorry I have been so missing in action the last few weeks. As we know the holidays are crazy busy for everyone, so unfortunately my blog has been left a little neglected…but I am here to provide an update! In case I forgot to mention, I am nannying for two 13-month old girls, […]

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Status: Certified

For those of you that have been sitting anxiously at the edge of your seats to find out whether or not I passed the professional exam yesterday – the wait is over and…. …. …. …. as you probably already guessed from the title… …. I PASSED! I, Alexandria Friesen, am officially a Certified Child Life Specialist.  […]

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2 days

I have spent the last several weeks reading and re-reading all of my child life textbooks, notes, and lectures in preparation for the child life professional certification exam. As I have mentioned in many posts, I wanted the purpose of this blog to be honesty about my journey to becoming an employed, certified child life […]

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Plan A, Plan B, and everything in between…

Happy Monday, all! The last time I checked in I had to share some disappointing news but since then a lot has happened. I am currently working on internship applications for the Winter term and hope to secure a spot for then. It’s terrifying and super disheartening to think that I have to re-do my […]

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Living in Limbo

If you’ve been reading along you should know where I’m at with my internship process – still waiting. I applied for internships in the US (and Canada of course) as an unaffiliated, Canadian student. Since there are maybe 4 or 5 hospitals in Canada that accept independent interns (some of which did not offer an internship program […]

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