Monday, January 24, 2011

A new beginning and a world of opportunities!

*My "month in pictures" post has had to be postponed,  after reading Samm's blog post about all the issues Blogger is currently having with loading photos into blogs and blog posts and even whole blogs disapearing...so I thought it would be a better idea to share my very exciting news instead!

I found out my exam results and VCE mark early in December and was really happy with how I went but for the past month and a bit I have been waiting anxiously for University offers to come out and find out which course I got into.

And Guess what!?....last Monday I found out I got offered a place in my first preference of 
 Speech Pathology!!  

I am so happy and very excited at the moment!
It wasn't really until this year that I decided I might like to do Speech Pathology and it wasn't until after going to the open day at the university and watching the demonstrations that I knew this is what I would love to do!

 I decided I wanted to do something working with children and helping people and possibly in the health care industry but the past couple of years, my other ideas were doing a double degree in Nursing/Midwiffery and specialising in NICU, Psychology or  Primary Teaching. I decided on Speech Therapy because in some ways it is a little bit of all three and I think it would be really interesting. I also like the diversity in being able to work in schools, hospitals, private practise etc. 
 and Speech Therapy and many jobs in the health industry such as nursing and also teaching, are occupations that you can have a family and come back to.

 Also, I watched an American show a few years back where they were using therapy dogs in Speech Pathology with children, which I found really interesting because I do a lot of work with dogs and training (there's something you didn't know!).

Anyway, so there's my exciting news for the week! I have enrolment day this Friday and then University starts in March, so it's going to be all very new and exciting and I can't wait!


Hope you had a great weekend,

Miranda & Charlie


10 comments:

  1. Congratulations!

    My youngest son went through some speech therapy when he was younger and started stuttering. It didn't take long with the help of a good speech therapist to get him back on the right track.

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  2. That is fantastic news. I am so happy for you. Look forward to hopefully seeing you at Feb guild day on the 20th.

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  3. How exciting and congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations, Miranda! I have a friend who's a speech pathologist, and she loves it - says it is very fulfilling! I have no doubt you will be excellent at it....

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  5. Congratulations! That IS exciting! Isn't it a great feeling knowing that you can have a "job" that you absolutely love doing? So happy for you.

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  6. Congratulations on getting into speech pathology. I've been a speech pathologist for 12 years now and I absolutely love it! Its a really diverse field, and I love working with children. I've worked for the government, charities and in private practice and I've loved every position. Good luck. It's not an easy course, but you'll be fine!

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  7. Congratulations on the offer of a placing into your first preference. Hope you still have time to blog your lovely creations with all that forthcoming study!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS MIRANDA!!!! That's fantastic news. I'm so very happy for you! I remember the excitement of starting university and it was everything i hoped and more; some of the best years of my life were at uni. Have fun!!!

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  9. Sarah Craig sent me your way today. I just want to say congratulations on your schooling! My kids have worked with several speech therapists (two of my boys have autism), and it's wonderful to find a good speech therapist who is helping my child. So from that perspective, I love hearing about people excited about entering the profession!

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