I am more excited about the program though. I have wanted to be an occupational therapist since high school. I went to an outstanding high school, which had an internship program. My first internship was with an oncologist. I hated it mostly because the would only let me do paperwork and not actually meet any of the patients. I knew all their information, but I did not know them. The next semester they did not have what I wanted, so they were like why don't you try this outpatient facility with occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech therapists. I was involved with therapists from all three fields, but I fell in love with occupational therapy. I thank the stars that I was put in that internship. I wish I could go back and tell those occupational therapists how they affected me.
Throughout college I started exploring the career more, but not really until my junior and senior year. The experiences I got were very valuable, not only for getting into the master's program, but for growing me as a person to. I will try to highlight some of those experiences throughout the month. The next few months are going to be filled with anticipation and anxiety, but I am going to try and blog about it all because the student blogs I have been scouring for hours have really had an impact on me. I only hope my blog will have some impact.