Wow have I just been THE WORST blogger! I have to be honest, since I have no races on my calendar right now and running is sort of on the back burner I’m at a loss for what to write about recently!
Right now I’m consumed with organizing all of our plans for Italy (printing out tickets and confirmations, booking trains, debating what to pack and how to get it all in to a carry on!) and more importantly, stressing about deciding which PT school to go to!
I wrote a post about a month ago sharing that I had gotten my first acceptance into a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, something I have been working towards (taking pre-req classes, doing observation hours and working as a PT aide!) for over 2 years.
Well, I spent 2 years stressing about just getting IN to a school (any school!), that I hadn’t actually considered having the luxury of options and how to choose WHICH school I would accept at!
I applied to 5 schools and I can honestly say I did little to no research on the programs before I applied to them. I knew I wanted to be in the Boston area so I applied to the schools in Boston and figured if I got in to any I’d look more in to them then – the last thing I wanted to do was fall in love with a school and then NOT get in and be disappointed!
Well, so far I’ve gotten in to 4 schools. (I’m still waiting to hear from the 5th.)
That means I’ve had to visit, learn about, compare (yes, there is a whole pros & cons spreadsheet!) and consider if I could see myself in 4 different programs over the last few weeks – and let me tell you, it’s SOOOO stressful!
Let’s be clear about something – I am NOT complaining!
This is an amazing problem to have and never did I consider that I’d get in to all of these schools, but too many choices can be paralyzing and let me tell you I feel completely paralyzed right now!
They are all great programs and I’m sure when it comes down to it I’ll have a great experience and get a great education at any of them. But still, I have to choose one!
And, I have just about a week left to actually do it!
So, excuse me while I’m MIA for a bit. I’m constantly pouring over school websites and brochures and stressing about making the right decision and honestly I don’t want to bore you guys with that!
Time to head out for a run and see if I can think through some things out on the road!