Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Things I love about my job








”thursday-13″










1. First list item starts here…







Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!





The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun!





Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

View More Thursday Thirteen Participants




Bubbles! I love bubbles and so do the kids.  I can spend an hour blowing bubbles and it's totally justified.
  1. The relationships.  I love getting to know these children and their families. I'm in their homes and feel incredibly lucky to be such a helpful part of their lives.
  2. Toys! I need to have toys that the kids are interested in and are willing to work for. Toy shopping is always fun.
  3. I pretty much set my own schedule and have lots of flexibilty for my own children.
  4. Getting to see the improvements the kids make on a daily basis. I watched a child struggle with something for months and suddenly she's taken off and can do things we weren't expecting her to do for months from now.
  5. Seeing the love the parents have for their children and how hard they work to help their child.
  6. The 40 minute drive to work.  It's a beautiful drive. I can see the mountains and orchards.  It's nice to relax on the way to work and gives me time to unwind on the way home.
  7. Hearing the children's voices sometimes for the first time ever.  The joy on a parent's face when their hear their child talk for the first time is amazing.
  8. I'm learning something new.  I had only heard of ABA therapy in classes before this.  Now I'm getting to know all the details.  ABA is Applied Behavioral Analysis.  Basically, it's behavioral modification.
  9. I'm getting paid to play.  How awesome is that?
  10. This job is pretty close to the job I set out to do when I went back to school.  Once I get my Master's Degree, I'll be even closer. But I'm getting some great experience in the mean time.
  11. Working this closely with parents is something I've really needed to work on. I'm great with the kids, but talking to parents takes practice. I'm glad I'm getting this opportunity.
  12. I gotta say, the pay isn't bad either. It's not going to make me rich, but I didn't go into this field for the money.  But it doesn't hurt to make decent money doing what you love right?

14 comments:

Mercy said...

You gave me a giggle :) Hope you are having a great day, happy T13!

Charity said...

Always nice to have a job thhat pays well...total gravy bonus to love what you do :)

Lincoln Logs...they are making a come back!

The Long and the Short of It Reviews said...

Getting paid to play! Best. Job. Ever.

Our TT is here: LASR Thursday 13.

Adelle Laudan said...

How iucky you are to have a job you love. Not many can say the same thing. Happy St Patty's Day!

CountryDew said...

Glad you enjoy your work. Many people don't. It's a blessing.

I am Harriet said...

Bubbles are a lot of fun!

Enjoy your Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/03/going-green-while-going-green/

Janet said...

glad you love what you do and that you're doing something worthwhile!

alphawoman said...

Great list. How does that saying go, do what you love and you will not work a single day of your life. It has taken me the longest time to learn that talking to people is basically listening to what they have to say. Really listen.

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like you are right where you need to be.

Great list. Mine is here.

alphawoman said...

Great list. How does that saying go, do what you love and you will not work a single day of your life. It has taken me the longest time to learn that talking to people is basically listening to what they have to say. Really listen.

CountryDew said...

Glad you enjoy your work. Many people don't. It's a blessing.

Janet said...

glad you love what you do and that you're doing something worthwhile!

The Long and the Short of It R said...

Getting paid to play! Best. Job. Ever.

Our TT is here: LASR Thursday 13.

Mercy said...

You gave me a giggle :) Hope you are having a great day, happy T13!

 

Blog Template by YummyLolly.com