I can’t believe that this year is over. While 2014 brought me a lot of revelation, new experiences, and self discovery; I have a feeling that 2015 is going to be the best year yet. First, let’s review some happenings in 2014:
- I celebrated my 25th birthday with some classmates with some beers, then headed to another bar with Bianca, Chelsea, and her boyfriend for more celebrating.
- I went up to Maine in February to celebrate the life of my amazing Grandmother who passed away. I like to think that I got my inspiration to become a PT from her, as she was an OT at Walter Reed when she met my grandpa.
- I coached lacrosse at my high school which was an amazing experience and I am so happy I could be apart of it.
- I talked about how comfort zones are only holding you back.
- I PR’ed at the Ocean City Half Marathon with a time of 2:05:31. So close to my ultimate goal of under 2 hours – maybe 2015 will bring me that?!
- I had a bit of self-discovery and wrote it up in this post.
- I had my pinning ceremony that represented us going in to the clinical world.
- One of my favorite posts: when I started to truly smile again in 2014 thanks to the help of certain people (or person).
- I had an incredible reunion with some of my best girl friends from Salisbury. It was the perfect weekend and I can’t wait for it to happen again.
- I spent the Fourth of July in Austin, TX visiting a friend, as well as his birthday on the 5th. It consisted of lots of food and lots of drinking; the making of a great long weekend!
- I completed my first full time clinical, and while I realized I am in the right profession, I recognized that orthopedics may not be for me.
- I suffered my first severe running injury since college which knocked me down for the count. While I never went to the doctor (I didn’t want a boot), from my knowledge as well as my clinical instructors, it was a torn soleus (calf muscle). I was ordered to rest for over a month and it was really hard for me.
- I played in a beach soccer tournament in New Jersey with my best friends and we won!
- My third nephew was born in September 30th! B-Mack has brought so much happiness into our lives.
- I completed all of my academic course work and started to freak out about starting clinicals back up. But I fell in love with Neuro PT and found my niche.
Whew. That’s a lot of stuff that’s happened in 2014 and that’s not even all of it! I just picked out some of the highlights and some of my favorite posts. But now, let’s chat about what I’m looking forward to in 2015:
- First and foremost, and most importantly: GRADUATING. I will complete everything this year and become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I will take my boards in July (and pass!) and hopefully begin working by September or October.
- I want to take a little bit of time off and travel when I complete everything. I’m thinking a Eurotrip, but we will see what’s in the budget!
- Turning 26 in a few short weeks and celebrating with a drunk brunch with some of my closest friends
- Being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s weddings!
- My brother getting married in the Fall!
- Costa Rica in February for a mission trip and then spending a few days extra laying on the beaches. (I just bought a new bathing suit top in preparation)
- Everything else that comes with graduating and starting my career.
I have so much to be thankful for from 2014 and so much to look forward to in 2015. Thanks for keeping up with me and I hope you continue on reading in 2015! Happy New Years everyone!