How I Studied for the NBCOT Exam.

It's NBCOT Exam prep season! I cannot believe it has been a whole year since I started studying for my own exam. So in light of this stressful season, I thought I would share a few of the things I found helpful throughout the study process, in hopes that maybe they might help you too.... Continue Reading →

Entering the SNF.

The story of how I got my first OT job. My first Level I clinical was in a SNF close to home, so I decided to knock out the 40 hours during my Spring Break. I remember it being a long and somewhat overwhelming week. Because the placement was setup with a therapy team employed... Continue Reading →

#ABCsofOT Recap

I completely failed at keeping up with shannenmarie_ot's ABCs of OT advocacy challenge for OT Month. Clearly I'm not good at sticking with daily scheduled programming. But I still wanted to participate and finish out what I started. So below, I've highlighted some of what I've shared over the course of the month, plus the... Continue Reading →

Current Job Situation.

OT Month has me all inspired to talk about occupational therapy, and healthcare, and all things functional. In case you missed it, I added a page to the blog to collect all posts related to OT, and I thought a post about what the heck I actually do might be a good place to start.... Continue Reading →

Praying on the Treadmill

Anyone who knows me in my personal life knows that I have a longtime distaste for physical activity. The gym and I haven't exactly been friends, like ever. This, in part, has to due with my lack of normal coordination that most people seem to just magically have. But if I'm being real, the truth... Continue Reading →

Cut the Carbs in Idle Bread.

This is often my life on days when I don't have a structured routine. Laying on my bed, thinking about all of the things that 'need to' and 'should' get done, all while finding it incredibly challenging to muster up the desire or inspiration to start anything productive. Recently I've been thinking a lot about... Continue Reading →

You got this?

We are entering week two of 2018 and it seems like the New Year's vibe hasn't quite worn off yet. Which is fine. But I keep seeing all these posts on Instagram that are all like "Live your best life", "You can totally handle whatever life throws at you", "You got this girl". But like,... Continue Reading →


2017. the year of a lot of external changes. my title changed from 'student' to 'occupational therapist'. my front door moved from Maine back to New Hampshire. my friendships shifted from everyday encounters to long distance phone calls. it was a year of ups and downs, of stresses and vacations, of surprises and expected routines.... Continue Reading →

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