You may have noticed that over the past few weeks I’ve really only been posting one blog post a week in addition to my “Weekly Training Recaps”…let’s just say life has gotten BUSY!
I figured I’d share a quick update on what I’m currently up to!
If you’ve been reading Live, Run, Grow for awhile you probably know that a couple of years ago I left a full time position doing event presentation in professional sports to go back to school.
I started off doing a yoga teacher training program and then began taking the prerequisite classes I need to apply to a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Because my degree is in Mass Communications and I don’t have a background in sciences there are about 12 pre-requisites classes I need to complete (Bio, Chem, Physics, Math, Psychology, etc.) to apply.
So back to the lack of recent blogging…
I’m currently working full time as a Physical Therapy Aide, teaching 3 yoga classes a week, taking 1 in person class (chemistry) and 1 online class (exercise physiology). On top of that I am doing my best to keep up with my running and my personal yoga practice.
Let me tell you, it sure feels like A LOT. And unfortunately my poor little blog has been a bit neglected!
Most days I feel like a hamster that just can’t manage to get off their little hamster wheel – the days just all blend together!
Tuesday and Thursday are my longest days, I teach yoga starting at 7am, then go straight to work until 6pm followed by the pleasure of sitting in chemistry class from 6:30-9:30pm.
The good news is while my day-to-day schedule can feel very overwhelming, I’m beginning to feel like my end goal of a DPT program is almost in sight. By the end of this summer I will (hopefully!) be at the point where I can apply to DPT programs for a fall 2016 start (unfortunately a year later than I had originally planned!). I still have 3 classes to take over the next year and have to study for and take the GRE’s, but I feel like once my applications are submitted it’s really just a waiting game to see if I get in!
It’s also been really great to be working in a Physical Therapy setting – it definitely has me looking forward to this being my future career!
I’m especially really excited about the opportunities to combine yoga with physical therapy – in fact I’m taking a full day workshop on exactly that topic tomorrow and I can’t wait!
Just a quick update on all I have going on and why my blogging has been a bit sporadic! Hopefully all this hard work will payoff and this crazy idea of going back to school will all be worth it in the end!