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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feeling the Good Stuff

YESTERDAY I RECEIVED PRAISE at my field practicum. An administrator sent an e-letter to my field instructor as well as several other managers and administrators to highlight some work I had done last week during crunch-time.

In the note, she praised my openness to learn, responsiveness to guidance, and ability to quickly learn a complex computer system. She also made positive remarks about my "very good" interviewing skills and stated I handled several client situations with poise and maturity.

During these challenging days and nights of juggling 24 hours of field practicum, four classes, agency module training, studying for the Masters Examination, and trying to give time to my family, it feels kind of good to get an "atta girl."

I'm just sayin'.

~Ms. T. J.

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