Well folks, I lasted only 3 weeks at my job taking care of kids before getting a massive head cold. The only thing i can tell you is that the first thing my children will learn it to cover their coughs and wash their hands. Haha
Seriously though, there is a bug going around and My bag of toys is like a cesspool breeding ground for germs. The only things getting me through are pulpy orange juice and homemade chocolate chip cookies which keep finding their way into my mouth (seriously, the tub of cookies and I had a major date with the couch).
I found a job rather quickly after my move to Cali providing in-home therapy for kids/families with autism. Im pretty sure the only way to get a job in this economy is to make friends and network…seriously.
I really like it so far, even though I said I would never get a job like this (snot-nosed children were never my specialty, but debilitating disorders are), but here I am. The only thing I’m truly worried about is burning out. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, I’m having fun with kids and contemplating grad school for a marriage and family therapy license.
My true dream has always been to work with the criminally insane, but i have no idea how to break into that field. Any ideas?
Have you had any crazy new work experiences? What are your dreams?