Last week marked the end of my summer job as a physical therapy aide. After vacationing for a week, I'm finally back in the swing of things and it has really set in. I miss it.
I was fully aware the entire summer that I was involved in something special. Never have I fit so seamlessly into an environment so quickly--- gotten along with all my co-workers, genuinely loved my patients, enjoyed the work, actually looked forward to going to work. Though there is no record, I can confidently say I laughed each day I was on the job. I got lucky early on and figured out that the job that seemed most logical for me I also enjoyed, but this experience solidified it.
As one of my patients passionately told me, there are three keys to happiness:
1. Don't get married too early
2. Life is not a one track road so don't be afraid to "veer off course" or even backtrack
3. Do what genuinely makes you happy
I intend to take his advice. This job was just the beginning and I hope in the future I can look back and say it only got better. I know there will be bumps in the road, that it won't always be easy, but it's so worth it already to truly enjoy what I will be doing every day. Thank you to CTS for creating a welcoming and nurturing environment. I hope to come back some day soon and in the future, my standards will be high as I look for an environment as amazing as yours.