5 Days

Another Sunday evening has approached which means I am getting ready to head in to another week of interning. Preparation plays an enormous component in the work we do in child life, so it’s been engrained in me to prepare (to the best of my ability) beforehand. What does this preparation look like? Well, I […]

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It’s not all arts and craftsΒ 

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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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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Jambo!

Today marks five days on Kenyan soil and so far it has all been incredible; from the food to the people, I could not have asked for a better experience so far. Today has been my second day actually in the hospital. Yesterday Morgan lectured and trained the team further on triaging patients and patient […]

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Announcement: Internship 2.0

Where to begin… …about a month ago, as you know, my internship offer for September was withdrawn due to issues in securing a US Visa from the hospital. Naturally I was very upset and very discouraged. I had a plan B in mind and was completely ready to execute it. As you may know by […]

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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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The Struggle: Part 6

Just when I thought this series was over…boy was I wrong. As it turns out, I may be the first Child Life intern to go to the States for an internship while not affiliated with a school. If I’m wrong and you or someone you know has done this in the pastΒ please message me…I find […]

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Counting Down & a Recap

This Wednesday marked my fourth last Child Life volunteer shift at the hospital. June 15th, 22nd, and 29th are the days I have left to spend at the hospital I love and have – literally – grown up with. The Children’s Hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre was my home away from home for […]

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