If you are reading this, welcome! You may be asking yourself what is this blog even for? Well, it is for me and my thoughts. It is for me to document my journey, my struggles, and my triumphs. My goal is to become a certified Child Life Specialist. I will be starting my first year at Texas State University as a freshman majoring in Family and Child Development this coming fall.
Why did I choose child life? Well, I could easily go into a long story (ask anyone that knows me I do that frequently). The short version of why I chose child life is as a kid I spent a lot of time in the hospital whether that be for an admission or just appointments and I have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. So I grew up around doctors, nurses, and needles. In an environment where most children and adults usually are very tense and nervous I was content. Instead of being nervous I was curious. I was the kid that wanted to know the in depth details of every little object and test.
At the age of 14 I learned what a child life specialist was and ever since I've been fascinated. I've always been interested in psychology and I've always believed that physical health will affect your mental health either positively or negatively and vice versa and we can't just ignore one or the other. I believe that this becomes extremely important when one is in the hospital and for children this is when play therapy and education about illness, tests, and procedures are beneficial.
I hope I did not bore you too much. So this is the start of a journey for me. On this blog I will document my journey of starting college, striving to be a CLS, dealing with chronic illnesses, and just life in general. I hope you will follow me on this journey,