In May, my daughter, Jenna, graduated from the University of Tampa and is one of the lucky ones to already have a job post-graduation. However, this is not unexpected, as she took full advantage of her time while in school building connections, seeking out mentors and having paid internships since the beginning of her sophomore year. Jenna has always been a go getter from arriving into the world 3 weeks early to having a full resume by the end of college and multiple job offers weekly.
Jenna has had a motto since she was a late teen, “always dress nice as you never know who you will meet.” That motto paid off multiple times with 3 different internships which she parlayed into her current job. She is working in Tampa doing sales and marketing for a software company in the home healthcare industry with a focus on management. I have full confidence that my daughter is forging her own path, in her own way and I look forward to following along in this new phase of her life.
My daughter’s recent graduation reminds me of the choices I made while in college and how I became a physical therapist (PT). While in undergrad at the University of Illinois, I found myself following a premed track as I liked math and science. I knew I didn’t want to be a doctor like everyone else around me but, I did know that I liked working with people, sports and understanding body movement.
My freshman year, my good friend, Danny Lazar, who is now a wonderful, primary care MD, told me to check out PT. I did, decided it was a perfect fit and now have been a PT for over 25 years. I know I chose the right profession as I still enjoy learning and reading about human performance in order to do the best I can for my patients. I often thank Danny for his insight and suggestion to help me find my path and he continues to support me by entrusting me with his patients when they need PT.
For more history of my professional path and how I got to where I am today, check out my website page, http://www.themanualtouch.com/about-us/ .
How did you find your path in life? Drop me an email and let me know……I’m interested.