Taking Back My Twenties

School Psychologist

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 | 15 comments

Whew. That was overwhelming. Somehow I went from being an administrative assistant to having major responsibilities in a matter of days. I’m not sure I was mentally prepared for the intensity. Teachers were already stopping by my office for consultation! After six months in a desk job though, I could probably use a challenge, and the day flew by! There’s definitely a lot of energy in the school system. And the people are wonderful!!! I’m excited and scared at the same time.

I came home to recovering Matt who nearly fainted of nausea and dizziness this morning. I feel bad that I wasn’t around to help:( I made up for it in dinner though. I threw together some comfort mac and cheese, with a wonderful sun-dried tomato chicken sausage, and roasted brussels. It really hit the spot this evening.


I think some House Hunters will be a nice night cap. Another new day tomorrow! k night.


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  1. HRCK the Herald

    Glad it was a busy and good first day! Poor Matt– hope he feels better soon!

  2. Shelley@ Salmon and Sandwiches

    I started a new job this week too! I’m glad your first day went well- so much better to be busy than bored! The day goes by extremely faster that way.

  3. Miranda

    Happy first day!! I think it’s pretty awesome that the teachers already have faith in you, that’s excellent. School psychs are not very common over here in Western Australia – are they in the States?

  4. Allison

    Annie’s white cheddar mac and cheese? Def comfort in a box :)

  5. Lynn

    Glad you had a good first day. I remember you said you are working part-time. Do you get to set your own hours? If so, I think that will be wonderful.

  6. Sarah

    yum yum yum never thought of brussels in my mac :-) great idea! good luck at work!!

  7. Mom

    Glad it went well and glad Matt is feeling better. Ya’ll have had some two days!

  8. Elizabeth

    So cool! Congratulations on the new position – sounds like a much better fit! :)

  9. SchoolPsychology Student

    Hi! I’ve enjoyed reading about your school psychology experience! I’m going into the second year of my program & I’m a little nervous! I TOO want to work in Atlanta (I’m actually from ATL). Like you stated, I think I’m more into the MENTAL HEALTH than EDUCATION. I am actually surprised about how much we DO NOT study mental illnesses. Would you recommend School Psychology as a career? I’m thinking it might be best to cut my loses and go into Occupational Therapy…?? I’m just not sure! :(

    • Laura

      It’s still a great career and can be very rewarding! If you’re willing to put in the time working in a traditional role for a couple of years, sometimes you can practice privately or work in mental health clinics or hospitals. It is a TON of testing though, and if you don’t like the testing, then I’d say it might be smart not to continue with the program. I really wish I had considered other options, but I was too scared to quit! Good luck and email me if you think of other questions.

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