Friday, April 28, 2017

Easy D.I.Y. Graduation photos

If you’re a recent graduate like myself, pricey graduation photos were just not in the budget.  Therefore, I decided I would try to do them myself!

I received a DSLR camera for Christmas a few years ago.  However, the way these new camera phones are set up, you can probably achieve an extremely clear and crisp picture with whatever you have.  

Step 1: Find a preferable background.  I decided on a plain white wall in my room.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

What happens if you’re waitlisted?

When I first started posting that I was in OT school I used to spend a lot of time on message boards and in graduate school forums.  I then started to get a lot of message from potential OT students asking me what I did to get into my program.  Well, this is not what this post is about.  I am actually going to tell you about my experience being on the wonderful waitlist.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

5 Non-Study Tips to Help You Pass the NBCOT Exam

Yes, I know what you’re thinking.  What do mean non-study?  I must study all day!  I need to study for 10 hours, take a 30-second break, never eat, never have fun, just study study study!  #TEAMNOSLEEP. 


When I began my preparation for the NBOT exam, I promised myself that I would study 6 days a week, for 7 hours a day.  I would take a one-hour lunch break and never use social media.  Well after about 5…no maybe 10 minutes of doing this, I realized it wasn’t for me.  Of course, I studied, I studied ALOT.  However, there were other avenues I took that I think really believed helped me to pass.  
You Are What You Eat
I eat great sometimes, but other times I just don’t.  It is something I’m working on and a daily struggle.  However, leading up to my exam date, I wanted to avoid feeling sluggish and tired.  It’s true what they say about spinach, it really does give you energy.  Popeye was so right.  Every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner I incorporated a heap full of spinach.  I ate spinach omelets, sandwiches, salads, you name it.  I also took one Vitamin B-12 tablet a day.  Vitamin B12 is known to boost energy levels, improve overall brain health, help with memory and it's also good for your skin and hair (for those who care).