Today, I worked in a facility with very damaged people, mostly non-verbal. When a person can't talk, you have to learn their faces, their movements.
Today, I learned that I am good at that. I am very good at that.
Today, I saw it in session after session. Spasticity eased from muscles. Self injurious behaviors stopped. Frustrated vocalizations stopped. Twisted faces went slack. Eyes went wide. There were smiles. There were happy noises.
You know, all I ever wanted to do is make a diffence in this world. I wanted to mean something.
Today I did.
I've never wanted a job like I want this job. I know it's only clinicals, but this is where I want to be. I prayed so hard for this job on the way home that I cried.