Comfort.
Thursday, January 31, 2013

In my professional life, I'm smack in the middle of what they call a "learning curve." 


I've accepted a speech therapy job in geriatric home health care.  For the last 10+ years I have worked in pediatric speech therapy, age birth to three.  I kept my "toe in the water" so to speak with adults, doing a little bit of PRN work at skilled nursing facilities with geriatric patients, but any skill or expertise I have developed in my career has been in the pediatric world.

Well.

I am now fully entrenched in an entirely different world, and the aforementioned learning curve is a bit humbling.  Where I was once the "seasoned" therapist that other Speech Pathologists would come to for advice and help...now I am very much the rookie, looking for those willing mentors.   

My saving grace in the midst of challenging work days has been the absolute beauty of the area where I work.  God bless Georgia.  I can drive around a sharp corner and come upon such stunning vistas.  Green meadows. Old red barns.  Mountain peaks in the distance.  Cattle grazing.... which inevitably brings to mind Psalm 50:10 "...for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills."  

In the midst of a 20 mile drive from one patient to the next, God uses His creation to calm this daughter.  All that beauty somehow translates to comfort for my heart.

 


Since I can't stop in the middle of twisting, turning, rural Georgia roads I don't often get a chance to take pictures.  But this farm was directly across the street from an old country church where I had parked to make some phone calls and do some paperwork.  These guys wandered over to the fence like they were posing for me.  






1 Comments:
Blogger Between You and Me had this to say:

It's hard being the newbie on a job that is stretching you beyond your comfort zone.

The good news is, you're awesome at what you do, and it'll be no time before you're a PRO at working with older people.

I was a social worker in a nursing home, so the elderly are right up my alley. Give me older over younger ANY day of the week. :)

January 31, 2013 at 5:54 PM 


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