Awkward Video Update

Hi… I made this video to update you but it’s super awkward because I don’t know how to talk on video. But here it is for those who have been wondering where I have been! Thanks for sticking around…you rock. xoxo Alexx

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New Year, New Adventures

I cannot believe how much I have neglected my blog the last few months; but let me tell you, I have exciting news!! About a month ago I interviewed for a full time child life specialist position at a local hospital and shortly thereafter received the offer. I have been working as a child life […]

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Child Life, Meet Nature

Since I have removed my Nanny hat, and have more permanently replaced it with my Child Life Specialist (slash Assistant) hat, I have been exploring opportunities in the community around me where I can learn more about child life. With a suddenly open schedule and a car – temporarily – at my disposal, I thought […]

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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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Turn the Page

Monday October 31st…this week marks the first week of a new and very exciting chapter that I am happily accepting with open arms. This weekend has been crazy, and the build up to this week has all finally hit. I don’t know about you, but I used to be absolutely terrified of change, or anything straying even remotely […]

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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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Back from M.I.A.

Wow, I haven’t posted anything in almost a month! Insane! Time has just been flying right by and I am trying so hard to hang on to things but man, this has been tough. I’m going to post an update soon on my internship search. I have some major updates! But before you get excited, […]

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