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Who I Want To Be

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In college, I thought I knew who I was and what I wanted to me. With reaching my weight loss goal, I thought I wanted to help people reach their own personal weight loss goals. When working in the fitness field as a Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, Running Coach, I found I dreaded going to work. It wasn't my burning passion.

So, what is MY burning passion? It always has been helping people. I think that is why many people think I would be a good Physical Therapist. I am really caring and compassionate toward others.

In the last couple weeks, I have been training as a Program Assistant for four girls with Cerebral Palsy. The girls are so sweet and have such great, unique personalities. I am sure there will be frustrations. Right now, the frustrations is the on-staff nurse and other PAs. They either are off standish or are gossiping about other staff.

So, who am I? More importantly, who do I want to be? More and more, I think I want to be a Physical Therapist. Who works out every morning. Who runs marathons. Who has two active kids.

Anyhow, I really need to think about what I want in life... and who I want to be.. in the long term of things.
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  • KANOE10
    You sound like a compassionate person who enjoys helping others. I hope you can get into Physical Therapy as a career if that is what you want.
    It is hard to figure out a long term goal. I work at a school and there are difficult personalities there also.

    1885 days ago
    Sounds great to me.
    1885 days ago
    You know, as an RN I find it truely offensive that RN's and PA's would find it appropriate to gossip. I find that, under ANY circumstances to be unacceptable behavior. In the world we live in, if nothing else, we NEED to be more compassionate and tolerant! And who better to start the example of compassion and tolerance than YOU!

    I say, if you find joy in helping others, even if it isn't physical therapy, go for it! But this experience you're training for may help you focus your determination on physical therapy OR steer you in another direction. That's all right!

    I was so blessed to know I wanted to be an RN. But withing nursing I had many careers . . . Medical/Surgical, ICU/CCU, ER the home health care then quality assurance. Found my passion in quality assurance. My point? Each experience you have is going to do 2 things:

    1. help you see what is (or isn't!) your passion
    2. help steer you in the direction you're meant to go in

    Give this experience a try and see where it leads you.

    HGUS and wishing you luck.
    1885 days ago
    A compassionate PT would be wonderful. I have MS which is a horrible dx. My muscles have atrophy from the disease. I keep pushing as hard as I can trying to strengthen the muscles, stimulate the nerves to regenerate. Yes it is possible. One PT specialist said to give up. My ex-Dr. said it was my lot in life to suffer.

    I am a RN, unable to work. I feel as I must tell you it is very catty out there in the medical field. You must be tough skinned to survive. I was eaten up. If your personality is kind hearted, you might not make it unless you have a large set of claws and a fast tongue to respond to them. I am not trying to discourage you, but what you see is the truth out there. My patients all ways said the good kind nurse is here. They said the other nurses were mean.

    I sure could of used a nice PT back when I tried going to one for help. Instead they left me crying for a week.

    1885 days ago
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