Growing up means accepting and realizing your personal faults. Through studying Psychology at the University of Alabama, I am more aware of how my actions can help or render myself and/or others around me. Studying Psychology has brought me closer to the meaning how what it means to be an adult and what it means to still be a kid. I have learned, when a mistake is made, a lesson is learned.
College taught me a great deal about why I did certain things growing up; coming to college made me more informed than ever about myself as a human being. I was finally able to put a term, a real term that also told the disorder’s symptoms and treatments. I was thrilled and instantly fell in love with my career choice.
If I had just one of the textbooks as a teenage that I bought in college, I probably would have still made some reckless mistakes, but I wouldn’t have made the ones I did.
But hey, I would not be the person I am today without those mistakes 🙂
My name is Lacey Hand; I am a senior at the University of Alabama. Currently, I am studying Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I am from Chelsea, Alabama; a semi-big town with small-town feels. I am the oldest of two. I have a kitten named Jar Jar Binks and a dog named Coach.
On my down time, I love to spend time outdoors; no matter if the sun is shining or the clouds are rolling, you can find me outside. Lately, I have taken up gardening. I have planted all types of herbs and veggies that actually seem to grow relatively great this year! I also enjoy going hiking and camping.
Ever since I was a little girl, I would read a lot. Reading is my great escape from the world around me. Three years ago, I attended my first book club, and I absolutely loved it! Now, I am the president of the book club; I make a list of books for the women to choose from for that couple of weeks, and I create the handouts that go along with the book in read.
This picture of a woman kissing a Dolphin sums up my experience my Senior summer.
I had taken a trip to the coast with my family and a few friends to celebrate my completion of high school. My mom surprised me with a chance to swim with dolphins. There, I met a couple of workers who had graduated in Marine Biology, I remember them telling me. But, they also had a way of speaking to the dolphins. It was beautiful!
At the time, there was a disabled child who they unstrapped from his wheelchair, and let climb on the Dolphin’s back..I mean, the Dolphin allowed it. (HA, crazy, huh?!) I one of the workers why they were allowing that and she informed me that they are involved with animal therapy. I was shocked. Sure, I could see a dog being used in animal therapy, but a Dolphin? Get out of here! This got me interested in wanting to work with children and therapy, itself.