Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Now that I have graduated, I’ve come across the question (from multiple people)…… Where do you see yourself in 10 years? First, let’s see how old I will be in 10 years. I am 24 now, so in 10 years I will be 34. Woah! I am a big believer in the growth mindset. Yes,…

The Dilemma

Today I wanted to bring up a dilemma that I have encountered in the job application process that is somewhat confusing and can be uncomfortable. I am sure that many of you know that there is a spot on the application where you have to check whether you have a disability and what it is….

Part 7 – The Approval

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  Written August 5th July 25th It was a Monday and the only thing on my agenda was…

Part 6 – Wrangling with Insurance

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  Written July 26th This is exactly what it sounds like: difficult, frustrating and at times very irritating….

Part 5 – Meeting Dr. B

    This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  Written June 27th June 8th, 2016 Today would be the day that I would meet…

Part 4 – Canadicy Appointment

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  May 20th, 2016 This was a Friday and the day that we would officially start the process….

Part 3 – Getting Advice

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  After Tuesday’s appointment, I was rattled. I was upset and scared. Every emotion possible washed over me….

Part 2 – The Diagnosis

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  May 10th, 2016 Now it is Tuesday. I had my appointment at 1pm with Dr. M. to…

Part 1 – In a Blink of an Eye

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  May 9th, 2016 This is a day that will be forever engrained in my memory. It was…

How have I grown as a person?

As I look back at year 1 of grad school, I can’t believe how much I have grown as a person and a professional. I have grown in many ways, but today I will share just 1. Growing up, I was never really open about my hearing loss. I just wanted to fit in, so…

Hearing Our Way

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the Editor in Chief, “M” for the magazine Hearing Our Way and it was one of the most inspiring conversations I have had in a while! Hearing Our Way is a magazine designed to be a connection to children and teens with hearing loss with the idea that…

Happy #InternationalCochlearImplantDay

So, if you haven’t gotten the memo already, today is #InternationalCochlearImplantDay. Although I am not a Cochlear Implant user, I interact with them on the daily basis and will continue to throughout my career. You may be asking, “What is a Cochlear Implant?” In simple terms, it is basically a device that translates acoustic sound…