Thursday, February 5, 2009

An update to my 5 year plan

This summer I will be moving to Washington, D.C. for a new adventure and a change of scenery. This will give me an opportunity to research doctoral programs in person, since the majority of speech language pathology programs are back east. I'm looking into working as a speech therapist in various settings. Right now I'm leaning toward expanding my career experience by working in a children's hospital.

I will deeply miss Riverside and the amazing network of friends I have here. I've turned into a sponge as I'm trying to soak in all the sights, sounds, smells, and smiles of Riverside.

As I begin the job application process, I will be going private in the next few weeks. If you would like to be invited to read my blog, please send me an email at jocelyn dot bethany at gmail dot com.


Grammyzanne said...

We praying for a very successful adventure for you in DC. Hope the job hunting process goes smoothly for you.

Tamara Robertson said...

Wow, Joc. What a nice picture! I sure hope you love the east coast as much as I have. I loved being in Philadelphia while in school -such great history and so close to A. Carmela! You won't be able to help but love the beautiful cherry blossoms in the Spring. Melissa (Hermana Ransom) and I went to see them in April (same trip that we got to see Florence Harmon). D.C. also has a very beautiful temple!!!

Melanie said...

Jocelyn! I found your blog through Stefani. How are you? Sounds like you're doing well; I'm so glad. How exciting that you're moving to DC. I lived there for a year (with Lauren Killian, in fact) and am moving back this summer once I'm finished with grad school. I don't know if you're in touch with Lauren at all, but she lives with her sister Michelle and your former roommate Eve. Small world, huh? We'll have to get together and have a mini reunion once you move out.

If you don't already have contacts in DC, let me know and I can get you set up with some good info.

Stefani M. said...

Sometimes making a gigantic change and turning your world upside down is easier than little changes bit by bit.

Good luck with your new plan. Hope everything works out for the best. :)

Sarah said...

Woah! Clear across the country?!? Best wishes!!! Feel free to crash at our house if you're driving all that way!

Adri said...

Please add me to your readers list of course? Also, will you be keeping your twitter feed on here?


Janet said...

I'm kind of jealous. I've always wanted to live in the East for awhile. Hope it goes well for you.

Jocelyn said...

Thank you for your prayers, best wishes and high hopes!

Melanie! It's so good to hear from you!!! We'll definitely have to have a reunion this summer. I have a few contacts in D.C., but I'll have to pick your brain for all your advice about living in D.C.

Stefani, I definitely know what you mean about big changes being easier than small steady changes. I've been making those small changes for the last year as I've been tuning my heart. I'm not sure what's in store for me in D.C.; however, I know that it's part of my Heavenly Father's plan for me. This last year, I've begun to understand how much our Father loves His daughters and is watching out for them. I know He has a plan for each of us and cares deeply about us, even when we feel distant or separated from Him.

Sarah, I would love to take you up on that offer! I can hardly wait to see you and give you a big HUG!