Monday, April 21, 2014

Annual Picnic

I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. I feel like last year's annual picnic literally just happened! But the next one is coming up, about a month away (Saturday May 24th starting at 1 pm) and another thing about this day, is that it is my last official day as a Gender Identity Center intern! Gosh, I have so many emotions about this. But, if saying goodbye to me doesn't motivate you to join us for this picnic, I bet free food will! Food is always a good motivator!

I hope to see you all that day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Take a Moment

This will be my first post on the GIC blog, and I am so excited to be part of this wonderful community.  I have received such a warm welcome from everyone here.  Thank you for making me excited to come here each day.

On another note, on this warm, yet cloudy day, I hope everyone takes a moment to relax.  Do something that makes YOU happy.  Enjoy a good book at your favorite coffee shop, meet up with a good friend, go on a walk or a hike, or if your heart desires, head down to the Gender Identity Center.

Take a moment for yourself today.  Take a moment to remember how great you are.  Take a moment to breathe...and relax.

Friday, April 18, 2014


My final few weeks of my final semester of undergrad are approaching quickly. I wanted to take a few minutes to thank my amazing co-interns during this process!
Lindsay E. - Thank you for teaching me the ways of a proper intake!
Chris- Thank you for being my intern buddy on Fridays!
Etta- You're been there from the start of my journey here at the GIC, you have been amazing and so supportive!
Dana- We only got to work together once, but you make amazing cookies!
Shayna- You rock! The Gold Rush Conference would not have been the same without you!
Lindsay B.- You always have such an amazingly positive outlook on everything, thank you for being a wonderful influence on me!
Michelle- Your presentation was fantastic, and thank you for the frozen grapes!
Samantha and Megan- You were really great to get to know during the Gold Rush conference! Your input in group supervisions are always great and insightful!
Megan- Good luck on your book project! Your input in Group Supervision is always appreciated!
If I missed anyone, you are still awesome, I promise!
You are all amazing!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Awesome story

Hi all,

Just wanted to share this link with you. I found this story to be both inspiring and heartwarming! Take a look and pass it along. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Being Just You

"Cheating yourself of the life YOU have to liveDeprives others of that only which YOU can giveYOU have much more to offer by being just YOU Than walking around in someone else's shoes"                                                                   -Ellen Bailey 

A wonderful reminder of what we have to offer when we are able to be our true selves <3

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Transgender Day of Visibility

Yesterday we celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility (I think the actual yearly date is March 31st, but heck, we should be celebrating this holiday every day!) in Lakewood. It was a lovely evening consisting of a panel of four people, each telling us their amazing stories, and then time for a question and answer portion. I would venture to say that the chatting afterwards was the best part. Getting to know people in our community after such a positive experience was an excellent way to spend a Friday evening!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take time to do what makes your soul happy

I needed this reminder this week! Sometimes the pressures of everyday life make it hard for us to stop and take time for what we need. I hope we all remember to act on this more often...
Have a wonderful week!