Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Moving Along














There has been a lot going on the past little while. Kyle and I both convocated last week. Even though the ceremonies can be painfully long, I really enjoyed my convocation. In addition to having my parents in town, I was able to convocate with two dear friends from my programme and I got to wear a Master's robe with crazy bat sleeves. Even though I'll miss being a student and was sorry to say goodbye to the UofC, it feels great to be finished. Convocation was significant for me because it marked the accomplishment of something I have wanted since high school and have worked hard for.

The morning of my convocation, I received a job offer from a local agency. After taking the weekend to think and pray about the position, I accepted it and threw myself headlong into my new grown-up life. With only two days under my belt, I think I made the right decision. The staff seem fantastic and I'm learning a ton from the man who is training me. The change feels really sudden but good. It's hard to believe that I'm allowed to be in charge of someone's treatment or be their therapist. Despite the weirdness, I'm excited and confident that I will be able to do good and fulfilling things in this new role.

10 comments:

Aimee said...

Congratulations Jamie on convocating (in such stylish sleeves) and the new job. May God bless you with both confidence and wisdom as you play an important role in people's lives and health. I'm excited for you.

arbyn said...

Awesome! Well done on convicating! I can't imagine doing my masters, what a feat.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations Jamie. DO you remember when you said you'd be the official Kaack Family Therapist and we only had to pay you with items that could be donated to the food bank?
We've been saving up.
Way to go. I'm so proud of you, Fairy Godmother.

Heather M. said...

HUGE congratulations on your convocation and new job! That is awesome news, Jamie!!

Karen Henry said...

I've been meaning to give you a call, sounds like things are working out at the new job.
Congrats again to both you and Kyle on the convocations. No more cheap student discounts for you two!!

Jena said...

Congratulations Jamie! Wow, happy for you!

Avey Christiansen said...

Hey Jamie - CONGRATS!
I liked my convocation too even though Mark left half way through to go camping. Why didn't I ever blog about that? But this is extra exciting because you are now OFFICIALLY my friend "Jamie- with her masters". Even though I've considered you "Jamie with her masters" for a long time now, it was unofficial. Big day. And I'm excited about your job but a little sad too. I liked picturing you laying in a sunbeam reading books or grocery shopping at 11am with an empty grocery store.

Paige said...

I'm beyond thrilled for you. I knew the right thing would just fall into your lap. I can't wait to chat more about the new job and new phase of life. How exciting!

Dave said...

yeah jamie!!! congratulations!

boo to the end of student life and the beginning of life long employment. i guess you better return the sweater vest!

Erika said...

Congratulations!!

 
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