I know I mention this often, but I am really, really glad that my girls get to spend so much time in the art room. Admittedly, we have not spent as much time there lately as we used to.
Ol mama is working hard! Really hard! Many of you remember that Mr. Karl has been an employee at MMPT for the past 10 years. As the Bible says, " there is a season and a purpose for everything under Heaven". It seems that the season of his being with me there has passed. And he feels called to start his own clinic. In the past this would have totally seemed like a negative thing.... particularly when the employee is opening a clinic in the same town as mine, catering to the same clientele. (He's number seven, in case anyone is counting!)
But instead I have decided to take it as a compliment and realize I do a pretty good job of raising up leaders. I actually STUDY leadership and have a great passion for that subject. I know that all 7 of the former employees who worked for me learned a lot about how to run a business from mine, and well, they are all still in business, as am I, so there must be room for us all!
The point to all that is this... I don't get to stay home as much as I was the past three months. You know... that time when I could be at home with my babies at least once a week. I had art classes twice a week. I even had back to back weekend retreats!! Nope. Not now. Now, I am hot and heavy back being a physical therapist. After all, I had a number of patients who I considered "mine" on the schedule, and Karl had been a very, very busy therapist for a long time. After all, he was actually my clinical director of all 5 of my clinics. so, I had to absorb my load, his load, and total clinical direction of the clinics. Oh... and take on all the scheduled students he had for the summer.
The good news is that I LOVE being a physical therapist. I love patient interaction, and I love being in the daily grind with my staff. It was really just a matter of mind shift to me. I have to focus my energies instead of dividing them!
However, I was really looking forward to a summer with these little boogers too!
KK will be keeping them, so I know we will likely be meeting up 2-3 times a weekfor lunch. I also intend for Gabs to do multiple therapies at my office, so we can also see each other then. It's called doing what you gotta do. And well, I'm doing it.
I have always felt there to be a different "energy", if you will, in the clinic when I am there anyway. Not that I am the end all be all of positivity, but for sure, the mood elevates, generally, when I am there all loud and boisterous. And I am not the only one. I am sure you have that person aat work who, when he/ she is off, the whole place seems quiet and sorta lonely. Well, I just think that being back at work has been a positive thing!!
So, I wish Mr. Karl success. I wish he hadn't left, especially to join forces with another pediatric group, but life goes on. I have already hired another pediatric PT, and I intend to teach her to treat kids and adult neuro patients, just like I do. She has the heart for children and service, and just to love and care for people, so the actual therapy is really the easy part!!
The pace of my life for the past month has seemed insane. I wish I could stop and smell the roses, but quite frankly, there is just no time!! I do hope to take a little time in the very near future to visit the beach with my girlies.
And of course, I will be blogging.
So, bear with me as I struggle to get it all done. I know you KNOW . Everyone has this same pressure to complete as much in a day as possible. Well, loggin is usually the last thing I do before I go to bed.
And so this concludes my photo montage. We've done art, gymnastics, eaten ice cream, and now...
a little swinging and a brief dress up session to round out the day!
Only thing left to do is CRASH!!! I am right there with you, baby girl!!