Thursday, March 20, 2014

Only a few months until grad school!

I will be starting my grad school program in only 2 ½ months! For those of you who do not know, I’ll be starting the Physical Therapy program at UW-Madison. In just three years, I will earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy! I’m so excited to actually begin my program.

I have so many emotions about starting my program. I’m excited, nervous, scared, and proud. I’m really excited to start delving into learning about PT. I’ve spent the last 2 years taking classes in Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, and others (I’ve taken over 50 credits over the last 2 years) to give me the basic knowledge I’ll need to start my PT program. I’m excited to apply this knowledge to learning about PT.

I’m also nervous because I know my life is going to change pretty drastically. My current semester has been my easiest semester of school yet. I’m taking Physics 2, Zoology and Pilates, and they’ve all been relatively easy classes. I have a ton of time for my personal life, but I have a strong feeling that all that is about to change.

On a different note, I’ve noticed a change in myself in the last few years.  I’ve always been someone who is constantly searching for something “more”.  I’ve never quite been content with what I’m doing. I think that between my Peace Corps service, and working towards an exciting new career, I’ve felt very contented over the last few years. I have a calmness I never had before.