I’m back again, signing in for the last time. Now that I’ve graduated over a month ago, I’ve enjoyed reflecting over the past 3 years of PT school and how much I’ve grown as a person during that time. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a small glimpse of life during PT school, and continue to pursue your goals of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Here’s a little motivational moment for you- after you graduate and pass the board exam, you’ll be able to help people in a way that only a small percentage of trained professionals can. I’m looking forward to that!
Also- you might be as fortunate as I was to get to take a real vacation after tossing that graduation cap. That is something I highly recommend, if you’re able. My husband, Miles, and I had an amazing post-graduation / overdue honeymoon trip to Australia. We spent two weeks there and had an incredible time, especially without the weight of any schoolwork or tests looming over our minds. The scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is unparalleled! There is so much I could tell you, but it’s probably best if I just say you should definitely go yourself if you have the opportunity. And try the vegemite.
After the “real” vacation, we went to see Miles’s family in Missouri for a few days, before heading back to Denver. Miles started full-time work as a mechanical engineer on June 4. I have been meeting with classmates to study in coffee shops since that day. My plan for the summer is to study for the rest of the month, leaving weekends off since I have weddings to attend and my family is visiting. Then, board exam July 2. Then, apply and interview for jobs. And get one.
As I mentioned before, I am excited about getting to help people for work. I think it will be a ton of fun. I wish you the very best in your endeavors and have no doubt you’ll become a great physical therapist. Thank you for letting me share my experiences with you. I hope you’ve learned something and been encouraged along the way.
Here are a few iconic pictures from Australia. G’day!