What I’m Looking Forward to in 2016
Before I get into my main post, I would like to remind everyone to vote in the AOTA elections! Here is a link to the AOTA elections page. You will have to sign-in to access the link to vote: http://www.aota.org/aboutaota/get-involved/elections.aspx
I would like to ask for your support as I am running for the Representative to the Commission on Education position for ASD. If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me via my blog or through the contact information provided on the candidate information sheet.
Good luck to all the candidates running for office!
It was a hectic and surprising end to the year 2015 for me! My husband and I made the decision to sell our house and move to an area of town that we felt better suited us. At the same time, I took on a TA position and started getting more involved with my local association. It certainly wasn’t the plan to have all of these events coverage at once, but I’m on the other side and can safely say I’ve survived the changes. Unfortunately, getting through the end of 2015 meant putting less focus on the blog and more focus on other areas of my life.
I thought it appropriate to start the year off with a list of all the great things I have to look forward to this year!
Graduation – Depending on my last fieldwork rotation, I will finish my program sometime in November or December. I am looking forward to passing the NBCOT exam, getting a job, and having more time to pursue my interests. I am looking forward to those long ago days where I didn’t have homework and could choose the work I brought home.
Getting More Involved – I feel like I’m pretty involved right now, but I want to get more involved with my state and national association. I never had a real community when I was a teacher and I’m looking forward to connecting with other therapists and learn from all the amazing things my colleagues have to teach me!
Focusing on the Blog – As discussed above, I haven’t been able to focus on my as much as I would like. I’m interested in taking it to new areas. Podcast, perhaps? I’m not sure where this blog is headed, but I intend on keeping it going after I graduate.
Attending Conference – I am hoping that I can arrange to attend conference this year even though I will be in my fieldwork rotation. Conference was such a great experience last year that I’m excited for the opportunity to go back!
This year is a big year for me and I’m excited for all of the opportunities coming my way. What are you looking forward to this year?