Mid-Week Gratitude Break

This week I am grateful that I was able to be away from work for the week so that I am able to visit Atlanta, Georgia and to attend the national conference of the American Music Therapy Association.  I am also grateful that my husband was able to travel to Atlanta with me.

I am not currently a practicing Music Therapist due to my current position as a Program Director; however, I continue to associate myself with the profession.  I keep my board certification current, participate in continuing education activities, sit on a national committee and am the clinical training director for the music therapy internship for the facility I work at. When I have a chance I sit in on a session with an intern or another therapist, but this does not happen nearly as often as I would like. I anticipate returning to practicing music therapy some day – perhaps when I retire from my work as a Program Director. For now I am re-energized each year when I attend national and regional music therapy conferences. It gives me a chance to see new places but moset importantly to reconnect with the profession that I love and believe is truly amazing. For this I am truly grateful.

I am going to continue to try to see the city in between my conference obligations. These next few days are pretty busy with training and meetings so we will see how much more of the city I am able to see. So far I have very much enjoyed our trip to Atlanta, but it is not doing good things for my diet!