Wednesday, January 28, 2009
My job entailed running process groups and psychoeducational groups, completing psychosocial assessments, holding individual and family sessions, and case management. Since I worked part-time, I was not assigned to one particular unit, but floated around to all the units and did whatever was needed by the full-time therapists on the unit.
So as of today, all of that ended...they did keep the door open for me to come back whenever I want because they could always use the help. I might take them up on that offer a few months from now and work a morning here and there, but for now I am done. It was a great experience and I realized that I do enjoy the organized chaos of working at a psych hospital. My co-workers were awesome to work with and I will miss their dry sense of humor and ability to laugh at the ridiculous things that happened during the day. And during my time at HHH, I was also able to get my counseling license, which will allow me to do private practice stuff and be more flexible with my counseling options. All in all, my year and a half at HHH was well worth it!
I know that the last day of work is usually not that momentous of an occasion, but for me it does have some existential implications :) Transitioning into a new role has always been somewhat of a challenge for me and this role change will definitely be a huge one. I am very excited about being a mom and focusing my time and energy at home and on our family. I'm sure there will be times that I will miss working professionally, but the trade-off will be more than worth it. I'll keep you all posted on my existential process as it progresses...just kidding.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Fellowship Raleigh retreat to the Vineyard Camp - May 2008
Trip to NYC with Matt for both our birthdays - June 2008
Finding out we are pregnant - Ultasound of her hand (see her little fingers?) and head
Mom & Dad's visit to Raleigh and our weekend trip to Topsail Beach - August 2008
Fellowship Raleigh launch at Broughton High School - September 27, 2008
Thanksgiving in Tallahassee with Matt's family - Our niece and nephews (Shelby, Trace, Drew) - November 2008
Christmas in Chicago with Kristin's family - December 2008
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
And now I am afraid I am going to go through some withdrawal symptoms.