I was selected to present my research poster at the OTAC Convention (Occupational Therapy Association of California) in Pasadena October 27-30!
My big final research paper in school was about the relationship between stress and life satisfaction among
occupational therapy graduate students. I created a poster to highlight the important points and I presented it at a poster session last month. I applied to present the poster at the OTAC conference in October and the committee selected it!
I am finished with the academic portion of my Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University!
On May 27th I walked with my cohorts wearing cap and gown in a convocation ceremony.
In the coming months I will do two three-month fieldworks: a skilled nursing facility in Alameda and at a community senior center in San Francisco. In January or February I will take the NBCOT (the occupational therapy certification test) and start as an occupational therapy professional!
See Thank-you’s below the photos!
Here is the Acknowledgements section of my research paper:
The Relationship Between Stress and Life Satisfaction Among Occupational Therapy Graduate Students
Firstly, I have thank my loving wife Dr. Megan Flom for helping to make this grand project a reality. She has been there, supporting me from the beginning to the end. Great thanks also go to my brother-in-law Walt Flom for sharing his passion and helping me to appreciate and understand it.
I offer my gratitude to my research professor, Dr. Megan Chang for guiding and supporting this effort. I am also grateful for every professor and every student I have encountered at San Jose State. This has been a period of great growth.
I offer grateful thanks to my parents, Lee J. Sonko and Marlene M. Sonko for a lifetime of continued love and encouragement to follow my passions.
The person I need to thank the most can’t read this note… yet. I must thank my wonderful daughter Abigail for helping me every morning by reminding me of the joys of life and learning. As she says so excitedly, “Book-a-book-a-book-a-book-a-book!”
I just installed SSL security on Lee.org. Now you should always see a green padlock next to the address at the top of the page. I installed it with the help of Dreamhost and Let’s Encrypt, free SSL. I was worried something would break but it was pretty painless.
Repeatedly being down on the floor and then getting up to play with Abigail is more of a bother today than it was a few years ago! With my plan to go into pediatric OT, I’ve got this tiny worry in the back of my mind that my body won’t rise to the challenge. I can feel how school has taken a toll on my body with all that eating Clif bars on the run, sitting at a desk, and riding the bus! I’m so glad to be moving forward! To help with this, Megan and I have already restarted our Cambiati/Vitaliti lifestyle diets. These are diets that have worked really well for us in the past. I’m excited about getting back to a reasonable weight, strength and flexibility!
The Cards Against Humanity folks are the best! They created the Donald Trump Bug Out Bag.
The most wonderful thing is that they actually sold 10,000 Trump bug-out bags. It’s this beautiful money-where-your-mouth-is comedy thing… or is it comedy? Is it?
Here is the compelling invite I found in my inbox: I love the last line… “are you afraid enough to buy whatever we’re selling?”
And the actual sales page:
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