Thursday, January 30, 2014

I wanna be L.A.Z.Y

Good evening!!!!!!!! I am super excited because I am on break from school this week. I finished Neuroscience and Psychosocial last Friday. Our University had a Vision and Action Conference that Friday. At the Vision and Action Conference, the graduation class chooses a topic from their Level II fieldwork that they would like to research more, such as Fibromyalgia. Then they give interventions, causes, prognosis, and statistics for the diagnosis. Practitioners from the communicate are able to attend the conference to receive CE credits. It was really amazing. My cohort had to make Mind Maps based on Eleanor Slagle articles. The impairments that was in my group's article was Schizophrenia and TBI. We had to incorporate what we had learned from Neuro, to what we read in the article. Our article mainly talked about the benefits of OT in the mental healthcare settings, which went hand in hand with what we had learned in our Psychosocial class. From what you will see in the picture below are the major concepts we learned in Neuro and then branches that go into specific details about each topic.
During lunch at the Vision and Action Conference we presented our boards and the information from our article to by passers. Our board received many visitors. They said that they loved the colors, which is another thing we learned in Neuro, that the brain loves color. That was another bonus that we were able to include into our presentation. Neuro was a very interesting class. I can tell you that I loved my brain before, but now.... I REALLY love my brain and I am really thankful for it and want it does. Another successful class.

I have to start off by saying that I LOVE PSYCHOLOGY! I feel that Psychology is a very powerful field. My Psychosocial class was really amazing as well. We were able to look at mental health through the eyes of an OT. Each week we had a different group present a condition, tell its prognosis and perform an activity with the class that would work on a specific impairment. My group had Eating Disorders and our impairment was self esteem. We preformed a skit of an eating disorder group talking about anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating (eating disorder-NOS). Our activity was called "I am..." were we had the class break into small groups and list 5  I am's about themselves. The purpose of the activity was to give affirmation that would remind them how great they are. Then we asked different people questions like "Was it hard to come up with these  I am's? Do you think differently about anyone in the group after they shared? etc."

Overall, I find myself each session in the same place each we and that is FREAKING OUT! LOL. At times I feel overwhelmed because I go to class from 8 am to 2:30 pm. I pick up the baby from daycare then come right home and have to be at work from 4 pm to 10 pm, just to go to bed and do it all again. I also work 6 days a week. I worry if I studied enough? Does my kids know I love them? Did I get enough rest? The questions go on  and on, but at the end of every session, AFTER it is all said and done, I look back and think, "Why was I freaking out because I did just fine?" I am learning to not create so much stress in my life because I come through every semester passing my classes. My teacher who taught my Psychosocial and Research class was a student at my school a few years ago. He always reminds me that everything will be OK. In those moments, I do not see it as that, but in the end...... he was right. It always works out.

So this week..... I have been laaaaaaaaazzzzzzyyyyy. The baby and I have been laying in the bed watching cartoons all day. I have been able to help the kids with their homework, which I have not been able to do for a while. I have also been reading Bible stories to my daughter at night. I have to admit that being lazy feels sooooooo good and I like it. It is not just any ordinary lazy either. My lazy is Loving, Amazing, Zealous, and enjoYable every minute because I love being able to spend this time with my family!

I am thankful that I made it through another session. I did it! YAY! Thank you for taking out the time to read my post.

I am hoping the best for all of you out there!


  1. Hello, I have been following your posts for the past few months, and it is very encouraging and motivating. I am currently a first year OT student as well.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. When I was going through the process of getting into school, I found the blogs of other OTS to be very helpful and I wanted to do the same. I really appreciate that you let me know that my blog is informative. Congrats on getting into the program too! I am hoping to best for you!