Occupational Identity and Satisfaction
Component One: Practical Task
I am a Being a student is my main occupation that I engage
in. By studying, I will gain the skills necessary towards
becoming an Occupational Therapist.
I am a I have been snowboarding for a few years now. For
me, it brings about a sense of ‘belonging’ through
‘doing’ and ‘being’.
I am a This is an occupation I ‘do’ on a daily basis. Not only do
I maintain my own living space, but also others too. It
can be satisfying – when it is not my own mess.
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I am an I am a casual employee at Civic. I love movies
and working at Civic gives me a sense of
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I am a I cook or bake as a form of relaxation. It is time in
which I can clear my mind and experiment with new
creations. This is an occupation that I find mostly
satisfying, so long as I keep it from being repetitive.
I am a
Being a friend is important to me. My friends and I
are always there for one another. It plays a big part in
I am a This picture was taken in August of 2010 when I went to
Samoa. Traveling is a big part of my occupational identity
as it is something that I was raised to aim towards
achieving. I am the first in my family to travel to Samoa.
I am a
Being raised in Auckland, beaches were of easy access
to my family. In summer we would often to the beach
each evening as it was only a ten minute drive. I still
love going to the beach, even though it now takes a
good hour or more.
I am a
Photography makes up part of my occupational
identity. I enjoy taking photos and capturing a
moment in time. It is a good way to meet new
friends and explore new places.
I am an
Being an aunty is a big part of my life. My nephew means
the world to me and every spare moment I get I visit him
so we can play and have fun times.