CLC Conference 2014: New Orleans

So excited to be in New Orleans for child life conference! It is always amazing to connect with child life specialists from around the country and the world. This year feels particularly special. It was just before conference last year that I was preparing to leave the hospital and starting my private practice. Being here makes me realize how much has happened and changed in this year. Time has flown. I’ve also grown so much during this time. Last year, talking about private practice felt so new and scary and exciting and… a little crazy. And there is still a bit of all of those emotions. But, I feel more confident now. I’m proud to say I have my own practice. I’ve still got a lot to learn about networking, consulting, marketing and the other business aspects of this endeavor. However, I can feel good about what I’ve done so far. A year ago I didn’t know what my world would look like. Today is different than I thought it would be in many respects, and the whole process has challenged me in unexpected ways. However, the view from here looks good. I’m happy with the choices I’ve made and I’m looking forward to seeing where this journey takes me in a year’s time.
If you see me at conference, please feel free to say hello. I made little “distraction bags” for conference that I’m handing out. The bags have a little zen doodle coloring book I created and a quick craft (a quote bubble photo prop). I hope to meet a lot of new faces!

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2 thoughts on “CLC Conference 2014: New Orleans

  1. I’m sorry we didn’t get to meet up! My access to email/blog was sporadic at conference. Hope we can meet in person in the future. It’s always fun to meet blog friends in “real life”.

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