striped shirt and black shorts from a boutique in San Diego, Bebe platform shoes
It's been a pretty successful couple of days. Had two interviews yesterday that went well and ended up making some cool friends in the process. Applied to the amazing Bebe over here that would give me a sweet discount if hired (stop my heart from jumping out of my chest). Today I had another interview at an optometrist office that went well, I don't think I'll end up working there but I plan on doing some volunteer work with them in the future to promote a public awareness project the family-owned business had been working on and researching for about 10 years. It's called SAVE (Supporting Academic and Visual Experience) and it's purpose is to inform parents of the alarming amount of children students being misdiagnosed with ADHD and other learning disabilities when sometimes the cause is actually stemming from visual problems which result in poor academics and behavior. The problem is that many public schools no longer do eye testing and therefor many parents end up simply having to rely on pediatricians for information on their children's eye health, but their procedures are standard and they are not visionary specialists, and if something wrong isn't detected, they run the risk of not visiting a specialist. Many students have trouble concentrating due to astigmatisms or other eye problems that remain undiscovered, they then develop behavioral symptoms that resemble learning disabilities and when the misdiagnosis begins they are on the journey of inhaling medications and end up in special education programs that could ultimately effect motivation and self esteem. While professional athletes are groomed to perfection and have eye exams that detect every error, for years children have been merely glanced at and oked.
Please know I have friends that have learning disabilities, I myself am dyslexic and understand there are challenges we all face. I believe there are great educators and volunteers that work in our special education fields and I think they are heroes. I am not saying this is the case refers to every student, and I am not trying to show disrespect for anyone with a mental handicap, I am just supporting the idea that our children's health and well-being should be the most important cause to us. I am saying we must and can fight this misdiagnosis and up our standards for children's sake. They are the future and with the burst of technology and the new demands on eyes, we need to update our policies. All beginning with getting the message out there in schools and state publications.
On a lighter note, I went to lunch with my friends after that heavy interview and we laughed about all being obsessed with ghost shows and cheesy television and ate sushi until it came out our ears, we had too good of a time! I got home and cleaned in a much too hot house which inspired me to cool down with a little hooch-ification. I earned it. Nothing brightens up your day more than some little poofy-flower-hot-pink shoes.
Listening to Regina Spektor: Samson. Just beautiful.