What Achieving A Degree Means to Me
When I was in High School I was interested in Physical Therapy, I even went so far as to get information on Physical Therapy programs at TWU, and Mary Hardin Baylor. I feel that my natural interest was in this area. I started out at Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas and was going to get my basics and then try to get accepted in a Physical Therapy Program.
However, through a series of events I ended up going to Dallas, Texas and looking into a Court Reporting Program and decided to become a Court Reporter. I moved to Alvin, Texas and entered the Court Reporting Program at Alvin Community College. My natural interest was not in Court Reporting and I did not enjoy the Program at all, and I finally ended up leaving the program and going to work in Houston, Texas.
After another series of events I ended up back in Corsicana and entered into a franchise agreement with Curves For Women. While working with women of all ages I began to realize how much I enjoyed helping women with particular health issues to get back on their feet. I even had some doctors recommend their patients to come to our facility to rehab after certain illnesses or surgeries. Another area I realized I had natural interest in is working with seniors. Helping them regain strength and become more mobile was very encouraging and rewarding.
Through a series of events including the birth of my second child and a failed marriage I ended up losing the business. At this time I had two children, the total responsibility for them and no way to make a decent living for them. During this time I took an aptitude test that indicated my interest in Occupational Therapy. I began immediately to figure out how I could get into school and obtain a certification where I can make a decent living and fulfill my dream of helping other people.
To become an Occupational Therapist will have a great impact upon my life and the lives of my two children. I will be...