Category Archives: Path to Occupational Therapy

The past 3.5 months

So many things have happened since I last posted in September. I decided to take a break from the blog while I focused on school but since I’m only taking two classes this next semester I’m hoping to get back into it. Here are some of the things that have gone on since I last checked in (I’ll be sure to do a recap about each one over the next couple weeks).

New Orleans

Tom and I met my roommate from college and her boyfriend in New Orleans for a weekend in October. It was my first time in NOLA and we had so much fun while simultaneously being reminded that we can’t party like we used to.

new orleansI also have so many great recommendations on restaurants/things to do so I’ll post a New Orleans guide soon.

I finished the first semester towards my Certificate of Professional Studies which allowed me to complete the majority of the classes I need in order to apply for grad school. It was one of the most stressful few months of my life but I got through it and now all my applications are in! I should start hearing back around March and in the meantime I have two more classes to complete this semester (my acceptance to any school will be pending the completion of these two classes).

I shadowed an occupational therapist for the month of December and was in awe of the work she did to help people regain their strength and ability to function in their daily lives. Most of the injuries I observed were nerve/wrist/hand injuries and you truly don’t realize how incapacitated you are without your hands until you lose the ability to use them. While I’m not sure if hand therapy is the area I want to go into (although I’m certainly not ruling it out), the experience definitely solidified the fact that I’m choosing the right career for me.

We went to Iceland.

Tom and I just got back from Iceland last night and the entire experience was incredible. We stayed at a hotel in the middle of nowhere the first two nights, right in the mountains, and then spent the last two nights in Reykjavik, the main city. I have to do an entire post on Iceland because there’s so much to cover but it is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

Iceland

Oh, and we got engaged.