I have been talking a lot about my career and what I want to do for the rest of my life, and I think I have decided what I want to pursue. My friend, Shane, sent me an e-mail after reading my post about going to nursing school. He suggested I study to be a physical therapist assistant. He is in school to be a physical therapist right now. A few days ago, he was working on someone and thought to himself, "Chris would be good at this." We talked on the phone for a good hour. I started researching the programs here in Springfield and really got excited about it.
I remembered one of my friends, Brandon, is currently going through the program. I called him last night, and we talked for a while about it. He was telling me what to expect, how hard it is to get into the program, and about possible directions I could go with this degree. He confirmed my desire to do this. It just keeps feeling like the right thing to do.
The other programs I was looking into seemed fun, but when I heard about the PTA program, I really felt like that is what I needed to pursue. Anyone who knows me well knows that I can get excited about something and talk a bunch about it. When I hit a road block, then I might lose interest. I have to really want it to stick with it. I have already hit a lot of road blocks and things that will make this hard, but I am still excited, and I am finding out ways to get around them. I know running and getting healthy has helped me become the kind of person who will not be discouraged and find ways to make this happen.
Before I can even get into the program, I need to take 2-4 classes. I am hoping it's only two. I am going to be talking to the school and finding out for sure. Then, I have to apply for the program. They take 24 people. When Brandon applied, there were 100 people trying to get in. So it is hard to get into. However, I know that if I work hard and really show that this is something I want to do, then I will get in. It might take me a year, but it will be worth it.
Speed work today was okay. I was a little late getting to the track and then my foot started hurting again. I didn't complete the work out. It is frustrating to have this pain. I want it to go away, and I do not want it to effect my progress......