Origins

Origin Story

Back in high school I took a career test. I filled out a hundred little bubbles on one of those multiple-choice questionnaires assessing strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes in order to determine the top five careers in which I’d be most likely to succeed and find satisfaction. Of course, along with half of the other kids in my class, the top ranked result was “Music Therapist in End of Life Care.”

Just kidding.

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Origins

Origin Story

Here is the second post in our new ongoing series (to be posted on the 15th of each month) about how music therapists began work in end-of-life and palliative care settings. It is our hope that the telling of these stories will promote new perspectives from the storyteller, new introspection for the listeners, and a shared understanding of the privilege that it is to be working in EOL and palliative care.  If you work in end-of-life care, please consider submitting your story.

My origin story, the one about how I ended up working in end-of-life care, has two components.  Continue reading “Origin Story”