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.