Jennifer Blake: The end of one chapter, the start of another.

The end of one chapter, the start of another.

June 23, 2014

Today, is the first Monday in almost 6 months that I have not had to wake up to a 5:30 alarm. I didn't have to wake up and iron my pants. I didn't have to pack a lunch or review my notes.

6 months, 2 clinicals and I have made it to the end. The only thing that stands between me and being a licensed and registered occupational therapist is my board exam. I have learned more than I ever could have imagined and I have met some incredible therapists who I now consider friends. I had days I wanted to cry and give up, but more days where I loved what I was doing and I knew I picked the right field.

Today,  I woke up eager and excited. I realized that I could do anything I wanted. I chose to catch up on some emails, edit some pictures, write this post, sip my blueberry coffee slowly and sit on the couch with a good book.

Summer is in full swing and I plan to make the most of it. I love the feeling that summer brings, that feeling of magic and bliss. The feeling that you have so much daylight and the chance to explore near and far. The feeling of walking barefoot in the grass with the sun warming you. The feeling of summer nights on the couch not caring about what is for dinner and deciding that walking to get ice cream is the best decision you could make. The feeling of late night walks without the bulkiness of a jacket and scarves. The feeling of the salt water and sand between your toes.

Summer is definitely my jam & I know this is going to be a good one.


  1. Congrats! And good luck on your boards as you start on your career! I have one more year, and totally get the tears & wanting to quit but glad the days of passion being ignited are more numerous!

  2. Congratulations Jen. I hope that you have a terrific summer!


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