As I transition into my 2nd year blogging, I have decided to welcome in guest bloggers. I feel there are so many wonderful experiences out there that only benefit others if they are told. As I said before, this blog is here to "help us determine different learning experiences". Hope you all enjoy Sarah from OT Potential, if you haven't checked out her page you should!
LIVE LIKE YOU ARE LEAVING...
I am excited to be serving as a guest blogger on OT Huddle. I love the sharing that is happening here and hope to see more from “m.”
A theme of the past few posts on OT Huddle has been transitions. I myself am a relatively new therapist and am starting to realize how common of an experience it is for young therapists to transition between several jobs, as we seek to find where our skill set and interests best intersect, in addition to figuring out where our jobs fit with relationships, babies, etc.
I recently concluded time at a job that I loved. My reason for leaving was that our family is moving, not that I was unsatisfied with the work place. My last couple months there were just glorious. I felt like I was able to do the kind of work for which I went to OT school. I felt close to my team. I was on board with the overall mission. I was learning new things. I felt like I was making a difference.
Basically, I was on OT cloud nine. Part of feeling was definitely that the setting was a good fit for me. But, part of how I experienced the past couple months was definitely attitudinal. I had an end date in mind. This did three things...