I do not talk much about my career on my blog but I have mentioned being an accountant in a few different posts. I even told you in one of my Friday Facts post that I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up, but I couldn’t tell you yet.
Truth be told- I did not enjoy being an accountant. It wasn’t the 70 hour work weeks, the crazy deadlines, or even staring at excel spreadsheets for hours on end that made me not enjoy the job. I didn’t feel like I was making a difference in anyone’s life and that bothered me. I did not get personal satisfaction out of my day to day tasks. Accounting is a great career choice for many, but it was not for me.
So I did some soul searching and thought long and hard about what career path would keep me passionate about what I was doing on a daily basis. I thought about my personal strengths like my outgoing personality and ability to form close friendships. I thought about my personal passions and what makes me happy. After several months it was clear what career path I should follow. It was one that would satisfy my need for helping others, allow me to form relationships, and embrace my passion of being athletic and active. I decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.
As a business major in college I did not take the necessary classes such as anatomy, bio, chem, ect to prepare for a physical therapy program. So I began taking classes in addition to working full time and training. (and taking the GREs!) It was not easy. In fact, it has been damn hard. I miss workouts, I have to readjust my weekends due to tests and labs, and I spend the mid-week runs and rides on the treadmill or the trainer so I can study while sweating. It has not been fun.
But it’s been worth it. I am so excited to say that I was accepted into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at a really great school. It is a three year, full time program that culminates in a doctorate degree. I begin this new journey in August of 2012. Until then though- I am still working, finishing the necessary classes, and training! Doctor Lauren. I like the sound of that!
Oh yea, the school I will be attending is in Denver, Colorado! Hello high altitude training
(Phil and the pup are coming too!)