June has been quite a busy month for me! I can’t believe how fast everything is going so far. I have been picking up a few more hours at the rehab clinic, and I have been spending an amount of time trying to fit some studying in every day, everywhere I go.
I know I have just started this blog and still working on the direction I want to go with this, but as of right now, I am really looking forward to life after the GRE soon. I hope to be updating more frequently while I finish applications, continue learning, and spending time with friends for the summer!
I just came across a video I wanted to share that includes awesome examples of occupations that people want to engage in and how OT can help support in all aspects of daily life (With the help of Dr. Seuss!) Enjoy!
This blog is going to be about my learning process: my current journey of trying to get into occupational therapy (OT) graduate school as a second time applicant, life, and everything in between.
The views expressed in this blog are mine and are no way endorsed by my employers, dog, or university I attended. I hope to use this as a space for my own self reflection to keep inspiring myself and other future OT students like me, everywhere!
I graduated in May 2011 with a BS in Community Health; concentrations in Rehabilitation/Disability Studies and Health Education and Promotion. I first discovered OT in high school when my grandmother had a stroke. Through getting to know her OT and seeing the power of therapy, I knew that this was the path for me. Since then, I have immersed myself into the field. My path to becoming an OT continually shapes me into the person I am today.
In college, I became more involved in volunteering and working with people with disabilities. I have also observed OT in the school, clinic, and hospital settings. I currently work as a rehab aide, play group instructor, and special needs babysitter. The people I work with inspire and teach me every day. Everything I have experienced so far will help me become the best therapist I can be.
I want to assure people that they are not alone in this. If I have been able to share my story with just one person, I have truly succeeded. I hope to continually update the aspiring OT student community out there with my own experiences as well as my reapplication process of getting into graduate school and ultimately becoming a licensed OT.