Do you ever have one of those weeks where it feels like everyone you run into is trying to knock you down?? I know it’s only Monday, so I guess it’s a bit early to say my “week”, but for this purpose we’ll say the last 7 days or so.
**Fair warning – this post contains some venting, so if you’re not in the mood or you have enough of your own stuff you’re dealing with right now feel free to take a pass for today, no offense taken!
It started last week in yoga where I struck up a conversation with a nice “older” woman (I only say older since she was older than me, she wasn’t OLD). After class we began talking about a yoga pose that can help alleviate migraines, then on to how I just finished my yoga teacher training and am taking classes towards going back to school for physical therapy.
Well nice “older” woman took it upon herself to lecture me about how physical therapy really isn’t “where it’s at” and if I want to go into something health related I should consider nursing or physicians assistant. I smiled (biting my tongue), nodded (trying control myself from smacking her) and said it was nice meeting her and hopefully we’d run into each other in another class soon (or not).
Then last Friday I went to talk to someone at my school to try to confirm if I am taking the correct classes. This woman was rude, unhelpful and appeared to do everything she could to make me feel like a complete idiot. She seemed to have no idea what I was asking for and just when I thanked her for her “help” and went to leave she pulls out a packet of information detailing EXACTLY what I was looking for that apparently just happened to appear in her desk drawer. Thanks for your help you – (TONGUE BITING).
Today I went to speak to another professor and it was basically a repeat performance of Friday, except this teacher had the nerve to tell me that “physical therapy programs are very competitive” and maybe I “should go home and do a bit more research before I make any decisions”.
RESEARCH??! DO MORE RESEARCH!? I have binders full of information printed out lady! I have spreadsheets tracking my prerequisites and logs documenting my observation hours. I would hope I did some research before leaving a good paying full time job to become a poor, unpaid student for the next 5 years! (I mean heck, I even have a 5 Year Plan posted right here on the blog!)
Honestly, my poor tongue, because I had to bite it so damn hard not let her have it (although my hand almost got away from me when I considered punching her).
I came home and went running to try to calm down and then I saw this tweet from Emily and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect:
I realize that in the grand scheme of things these 3 lovely ladies mean nothing to me and most likely I will never have to interact with them again, so I’m trying not to let it bother me. But why?? I mean really, why did they all feel the need to discourage me when they easily could have just said, “that sounds lovely dear, good luck with that”.
Ok, enough of that. I really do try to stick to posting only information that you’ll all find helpful and interesting, but I just needed a moment there. And to thank you all for sticking with me for my venting session, I present…
another picture of Madison!
This would be her escaping the bathtub today while I was giving her a bath…