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Friday, April 20, 2012

On Freedom

Having the freedom to run treatment sessions the way I want to is one of the greatest perks of my job. I am grateful to have a boss who trusts my ability to create treatment sessions that are fun as long as they relate to the students’ needs and goals.

This week I decided to teach one of my pre-teen students how to paint her nails. This particular student is so sweet, very girly, and really is one of those kids who is just easy to work with. I tend to make our treatment sessions really fun (hence the nail painting business)
We painted her nails and I taught her how to carefully dip the brush, remove excess polish, and slowly paint each fingernail. I then painted her dominant hand for her because really.. it’s just tough to do that sometimes. While we sat together and waited for her nails to dry, I started thinking about how lucky I am.

Lucky to work with such a sweet kid, lucky to teach her to slow down sometimes, and lucky that even if it was just for 30minutes I was able to spoil her just a little bit (she deserves it). And you know what else? I’m lucky even if her nail polish smeared the second she left my office, because she reminded me...
It’s not always about the end product, it’s about the lessons you learned while arriving at that final destination. 

Dun da dunnn

And now, I give you 3 of my sweet bloggers friends, and the little things that make them happy.

Cara-Mia of I Typed For Miles
1. Being married! It's only been two months, but I am loving it. 
2. Living in a new city and exploring San Diego. 
3. Coffee. Always.
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Bri of Breezy Days
1. The warmth of the California sun on my skin
2. When I go to bed late from doing homework, and my husband is already asleep...he has his arm opened up on my side of the bed, just waiting for me to hop in and snuggle. 
3. Watching Audrey Hepburn movies whilst organizing my basement apartment. {Fave movies: Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffanys, My Fair Lady, Paris When It Sizzles, and Sabrina} 
BlogBloglovin – Instagram: breezy_days

1. Brunch on the weekends with my love. Mmmm, mimosas and good food! 
2. Waking up in the mornings to my kiddos' beautiful, smiling faces definitely makes my heart happy. 
3. Oh sweet summer, please get here soon! The warm sun, cool water, family, friends and vacations all put a smile on my face.  

Check these ladies out, I read each of their their blogs each day. =)

Have a happy, happy weekend


Georgina said...

What a sweet recap of your session - incredibly inspiring.

Its so important to constantly reflect on how fortunate we are, you do this well.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

i bet you made that little girls day. and i'm certain you are her very favorite therapist. tammy, you do good work girl!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

That story about your student MELTED my heart! Seriously so awesome :)

Happy weekend, lovely!

Emily said...

Awww....what a great session! It's wonderful to have a job you love :)

Happy Friday, Tamms.

Samantha said...

You are the greatest, Tammy! Your work is so appreciated. :)

Off to check out these lovely sponsors of yours!

Cara-Mia said...

Oh I love this! Love that you try to make your sessions as fun as possible, I'm sure it is truly appreciated by your students.

Now I'm off to check out the other two ladies' blogs. :)

Liz Brown said...

I love that bit at the top about your therapy job. I canNOT wait to get out and get working myself ... I have my PTA boards in 6 days. :)

Melissa said...

That sounds like such a lovely session, and an even lovelier life lesson.

Blane181 said...

I admire OT's so much! And I wish it was something I had known more about when I was in school.

And smearing schmearing...as I try to tell my afternoon assistant when she sees me try to do projects with the babies in our room: "It's the process, not the product!"

Jenny said...

Your job sounds very rewarding...I am your newest follower from the networking blog hop! I would love if you would stop by my blog and if you like what you see follow back :)
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