Holy Smokes y'all....I just hit SUBMIT and turned in my final project for my last class! YASSSSSSSS I am doooooonnnnnneeeee - (it helps if you sing that last word)
While I was on vacation week I got the official email that I passed review for my graduate portfolio that proves mastery of subject matter! I was crazy happy when I got that email and could do a cartwheel (except I won't because I would break my leg) now that I have finally turned in the last assignment!
So what's next?? Great question. I had hoped to apply for a new position that was just created in our hospital managing the Family Resource Center (which covers the media center/ broadcast studio). Apparently HR doesn't think my 20 years of experience is enough to be a manager (the job description states you need 3 years as a manager) I'm disappointed, but not discouraged. Lots of opportunities are on the horizon. I need to spend sometime looking at my options....but not right now.
RIGHT NOW, I'm counting the days (12 to be exact) that I get to play in Seattle with some of my favorite friends on earth. We've been friends for 25 years and haven't all been together since 2004. That last time together I remember calling my mom from the airport crying saying that it was the most fun I'd ever had, then going on to cry the entire flight to San Francisco. These girls are my sisters and I can't wait to see them!
Thanks to my family Ryan, Stephanie, Claire, my Mom and Dad, John, Cherie, Robert, Ron and Michele (the in-laws) for always being available to listen to me and for being proud of me, I am so lucky to have you all in my life. To my friends you guys give me life and I love you for it! To my colleagues, my Child Life family and my ED family, I have no words except that you humble me and I admire you all for the work you do!! Thank you all for cheering me along and helping lift me up when it got to be a bit too much. I am so happy to close this chapter and open a new one....always exciting when you have no idea what the chapter will be about.
Kristen Beckler, M.Ed, CTRS, CCLS