Saturday, May 2, 2009

I Just Want to Hear Some Rhythm

My roommate won tickets to the Bruce Springsteen concert tonight in Gboro.  She asked me to go with her, and I'm super excited!  Bruce is someone I've always wanted to see, but never wanted to shell out $100 for a ticket, plus they sell out wicked fast.  I've been getting in the mood by playing some of my favorite songs by The Boss!

So that's the plan for tonight.  

Tomorrow should be full of editing my big research paper, rewriting parts of it, doing a bit more research.  My paper is titled "The Psychosocial Effects on the Family of Pediatric Cancer".  It's been very eye-opening to read the research and write the paper.  One big surprise I found is the possible POSITIVE effects on the family of having a child with cancer.  Of course, hearing that your child has cancer is never a positive experience, but the positive things that could possibly come out of the experience include: strengthening of family relationships, greater appreciation for life, and a child who is independent and responsible.

Of course, I'm sure that having a healthy child without those positive things completely outweighs the latter, but nonetheless, the paper has been interesting to write, and is something I have enjoyed researching and working on.  My professor was surprised when I requested it as my topic, but I told her - the more people write about this topic and raise awareness that pediatric cancer actually exists and is something that is dealt with by every-day families, the more much-needed attention it will get!  

So, with that, I'm off to shower and get ready for a fun night!

1 comment:

erin - heart in ireland said...

Have fun!! I went last weekend and it was soooooo much fun! He really does put on a great show!

Your paper sounds really interesting!