Personal Narrative: A Career In Physical Therapy

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I was never the person who knew exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up. When people asked me I never had an answer. I hadn't even heard of physical therapy before my junior year of college. I didn't know anyone who had gone through physical therapy so I don't have a story of how I went through hours of physical therapy or how the physical therapist changed my life. I honestly stumbled upon the two words that would become my dream while researching career possibilities. Before finding physical therapy, I spent my first three years of college volunteering and working at different places. I volunteered at animal shelters, worked at a preschool and as a math and chemistry tutor in my college's tutoring department, and interned at a magazine company. Through these opportunities I learned about my strengths, weaknesses, and career aspirations. But after it all I still hadn't found something I wanted to dedicate my life to. I developed a fear of not finding a profession that I love, so my pursuit of happiness continued, until I found physical therapy.…show more content…
While working at a preschool I discovered my love of working with children. My favorite moments were when the children would finally write the letter we had been practicing the whole week. I would watch them do something by themselves that they had not been able to do before and see how proud they were of themselves. Knowing that I helped them feel that way was the best feeling. I want to translate that into the physical therapy field and help children with neurological disorders and developmental delays achieve their potentials, physically and
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