As anticipated, I am already failing at this #feelgoodblogging challenge as we were suppose to blog everyday for 7 days straight. That clearly didn’t happen. This past weekend was busy as we ended up putting in an offer on a house. CRAZY. Yes. We ended up getting approved last week and we have enough for our 20% down payment. So when a house we loved lowered their price, we had to jump fast. Story of this to come later.
Let’s talk about my passion.
I have said it before, I am passionate about success. Success to me is living the life that I want. Making no excuses and going after what I want. Part of that is my career passion, which is physical therapy. I love being a PT and I spent years making my career become a reality. My passion is helping people help themselves to allow for improved mobility and ultimately improved function.
Everyone always asks me why I decided to become a PT. I always reply, there is no good reason or story, I just really like it. Most PTs have some sort of story of how PT really helped them. Me? Not so much. I have been relativity injury free my whole life.
In the blogging world, we are often advised to blog about our passion. Subsequently, I get asked why I don’t ever blog about health or exercise. When it comes to PT, I really think it’s best not to get information from the internet. I have to spend at least 20% of my time with my patients to convince them otherwise from the information they found on the internet. It drives me crazy.
Working with people is tough. I don’t anticipate that people will ever change. But a big perk of why I am passionate about PT is that I get to change lives. I get to save people from costly, painful surgeries (sometimes). I get to know my patients since I work with them often. I get to be a part of their lives for a window of time. It unbelievable to hear “You have been the only one who has helped me” from a patient who has seen multiple providers. It’s touching to hear “Because I can walk now, I can make it to my daughter’s graduation/wedding/etc”. And the bottom line is, that it’s just amazing to see what the human body can do and how resilient it can be.
Finding passion in my life is so important. It’s what keeps me going when life gets tough and tiring. Not every day or patient is a joy, but I often think I am lucky to be doing what I am doing and I wouldn’t change a thing.