Today is March 1st.
Not usually a day of importance for me, but today was the deadline.
The LAST day for me to accept/ decline at the PT programs I was deciding between.
The day I would 100% KNOW what school I’d be attending starting this summer.
I was very fortunate to be accepted at 4 schools (a 5th I applied to doesn’t send out acceptances until mid-March, but it wasn’t my top choice so I feel that whether I get in or not doesn’t affect my decision), and while it was amazing to have options (I know a lot of people who only got in to 1 school or didn’t get in at all!), this was a REALLY hard decision!
I sought opinions and feedback from everywhere and everyone.
I visited each school. Went on tours. Talked with current students.
And stressed. A lot.
Last week I made a decision and put down a deposit at a school.
But until today, I hadn’t actually sent back the “thanks but no thanks” to the other schools, so it didn’t seem quite final.
Today, it’s final.
I always said that staying focused and getting through the pre-requites to apply to programs would be the hardest part for me. It’s taken me longer than I originally planned/ anticipated, but I’m here. I made it.
And in June I’ll be heading up to Boston to begin a Doctor of Physical Therapy program!
I’m so excited for you, Danielle! And hopefully we’ll be able to catch up this summer when we’re in Boston! 🙂
Yes, it would be SO great to see you!
Hooray!! I’m excited to hear which school you decided on! 🙂 🙂
Congrats! That’s so exciting!
Congrats! Best wishes for this new chapter in your life.
Congratulations! Although I’m sad you’ll have to move away from the Cape.
Me too, but hopefully we’ll end up back here after I am done with school!
Congrats, that is wonderful you had so many choices.
Congratulations!! So excited for you. Following you over the years as you’ve worked toward this moment has been really inspiring. Yay for perseverance!
Yayyyyyyy Boston!!!!!!!! You are going to kick some major PT dupa up there. And then fix it! 🙂
I relate to this SO much! I applied for PhD programs starting in the fall and luckily was accepted to all 7 I applied to, but it makes the decision so much tougher! I’m in the midst of visiting all the schools and need to make a decision by April 15th. How did you ultimately decide on which school is the best fit? And congrats!
Honestly, it was TOUGH! I did make a spreadsheet or pros/cons, tuition, etc. (I know, I am such a nerd!). In the end I decided to go with the curriculum I felt most attracted to, the facilities I liked the most after visiting (the school I chose had a lot of great new technology) and the school I felt I’d be most excited to be a part of.
I am feeling pretty confident in my decision, so hopefully there won’t be much (or any!) second guessing! Good luck with your decision!
Yay! Congrats, and how exciting!
You will love Boston. It’s a great running town and the summers are awesome. Congrats.
I actually lived in Boston right after college and loved it so I’m excited to be heading back! That being said I wasn’t a runner back then so I’m looking forward to getting involved with the running community!
I wonder if it is the same program in Boston that one of my BFF just got accepted into? NU?
I found your blog through Megan Biller’s blog. I’m off to check out your desk yoga. My cubicle chair is the worst!
Hi there, sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I was on vacation and not checking my blog regularly! I actually did get accepted into NU’s DPT program, but am going to be attending MGH’s program – I can’t wait to get started! I hope the desk yoga helps, I’ve been thinking about writing another desk yoga post, I feel like a lot of people can benefit from it, sitting all day is the worst!