Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Social

This week I decided to link up for Sunday Social. I love the set of questions this week and also have been a fan of these two gals for some time now!

1. What is your dream job?
I am incredibly fortunate to have close to my dream job now- as a Child Life Specialist for a children's hospital. I work in the #1 rated hospital in Virginia and could not be happier to be surrounded by the amazing staff I work with on a daily basis. I currently work on a unit for school age children and adolescents and love getting to know my patients and helping them through hospitalization. However, if I could jazz my job up a bit more- I would love to start traveling to other countries with medical missions to help assist nurses and doctors in caring for children all over the world.

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
Going along with my answer from above- I would LOVE to travel to other countries with groups such as Operation Smile to assist with medical missions, especially those with children. Going out and seeing the world and also working with underprivileged children and families is something very near and dear to my heart.

3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid one of my best friends was forced to move due the state wanting to build a new highway through her house and neighborhood. I absolutely loved my friends house and had spent many days and nights there playing and have sleepovers. When I first heard the news of them needing to move and finding a new house, I was absolutely outraged and told my family I wanted to be a lawyer, specifically to help people who were being asking to move due to the governments wants/needs. Looking back, my friends family was more then compensated for their property and now live in a lovely house. I could not ever imagine being a lawyer now and have 0 want or desire to persue that career.

4. What piece of career advice would you give someone just starting out in your field?
It can be extremely draining working in a children's hospital- both physically and emotionally. One of the most important pieces of advice someone once gave me and I would also give to others is to make sure you are allocating enough time in your day to give back to yourself. For me, my time is in the morning when no one else is awake and I can enjoy my coffee, think about the day ahead, and even fit in some yoga if I have time. Other times it means going to Barnes and Noble and just zoning out in the magazine aisle ;)

5. Biggest pet peeves?
I'm a pretty easy going person but one thing I really have a hard time wrapping my head around is people with no manners. I am extremely big on manners- yes please, no thank you, and have a good day are probably the most used words in my vocabulary.

6. Biggest fears?
For some reason I have a really big fear of burglars or someone being in my house or the backseat of my car. This is nothing that has ever happened to me but I always check my backseat before I get in and do numerous checks in my house when I'm home or just getting back from vacation. So silly but it never hurts to be extra safe!

Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!
Yours truly, 


Christina S said...

very cute blog!

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Alyssa said...

I hate when people don't use manners. It always drives me so crazy when someone doesn't say thank you.