This past year has been a roller coaster for sure. I have accomplished many life goals, changed things that I never thought I would change, and accepted life curveballs. Here is a quick recap of 2017.
I made a couple of small life goals in 2017 that would help give me a hobby, something that was completely lacking. Basically, I’ve spent my college and adult life to this point filling all available hours of my day with work or class. Now that school is done and I am working a more modest schedule, hobbies will keep me sane. First, I wanted to get to the mountains and snowboard. 2016 didn’t allow me to do that and it happens to be something serene once you get up to the mountain and check out the horizon. Secondly, I wanted to pick up a guitar at least once per week. This is something that is difficult to me because I feel I don’t have a musical bone in my body. I remain humbled. That’s my personal life in a nutshell.
On a much larger scale, I passed my NPTE, the exam of all exams essentially. This is what licenses you to actually perform your duties as a physical therapist. Thank goodness that chapter has come to fruition. So instead of working a modest 40 hours per week, I have decided to get a job in a clinic in addition to running a performance center. I know, what was I thinking???
I made it a goal to get to more of my athletes games. In 2016 I was really handcuffed with the job I had which didn’t offer much flexibility in terms of being able to see my athletes play. Besides coaching lacrosse in the spring and seeing literally all of my teams games, I was also able to see both of the volleyball teams I work with, the girls soccer team I work with, and the ultimate highlight was being able to see Notre Dame vs. USC at Notre Dame where one of my athletes plays football. I’m hoping that this year extends more opportunity to see the athletes in action–as well as more deep dish pizza.
Now with the new year, I would like to keep my hobbies going as well as really refine my skills in the PT arena as well as the sports performance realm. I would like to get to do more networking this year and travel a bit more. Kind of a rough outline for the new year, but it works.