My name is Jessica Minnick. I am 25 years old, trying to figure out the balance between logic and idealism, rationality and passion. I believe in a healthy balance between work, education, and personal life. You can most likely find me watching my latest obsession on Netflix while going through my planner or while trying to knit my current project (which always goes unfinished), trying to learn randoms songs on my guitar and playing them over and over again for anyone who will listen (my dog and husband, mostly) or sitting around laughing and spending time with my family and friends.
I got married to my best friend, Matt in May of 2018. We love to spend time with our German Short-haired Pointer pup, Fenway (Go Red Sox), going on walks and exploring Des Moines.
I graduated in 2016 from the place I am proud to call my Alma Mater, Grand View University. Since graduating, I have work at many different organizations in the area, supporting children and families. I completed my clinical internship at Blank Children’s Hospital in the fall semester of 2018 and graduated with my MS in Child Life from Bank Street College of Education in Mat 2019. I cannot sing the praises of this program more. I am currently working as a CCLS in a one-person program at Iowa ENT Center in West Des Moines, Iowa. I provide child life services to children and families in an outpatient setting and follow our pediatric surgeon to various local outpatient surgical centers.
This blog is dedicated to my journey through life as a CCLS, and my attempts to balance all that’s in between.