It's Friday and my week has been full. I don't know where to begin in logging in the things that happened but I remember what I can.
School started on the 7th. For my Athletic Training class we have to have 20 observation hours with a certified athletic trainer. Since 20 hours isn't a lot and I needed to have a more routine schedule ASAP I decided to knock my hours out in 2 weeks. I spent a lot of time with the trainer who currently works with men's basketball team. They have late games and practice late so many times I wasn't leaving campus until 9pm. Leaving home at 6:15-6:20am and getting home after 10pm day after day wasn't all that fun. But it's over and my hours are complete for the semester! YAY! During my observations I learned a lot and was reminded that I need to brush up on a lot of things. I also met a some cool doctors. There was one who I got to observe doing an eval and it just blew my mind. From start to finish he evaluated, diagnosed, and prescribed treatment for this person in 3 or 4 minutes! Granted, what they had wasn't complicated but still it was cool as hell. I can't wait to be on my game like that.
After my hours were over the team had a home game. Since I basically been hanging out with them day after day for about 2 weeks and admission is free for students I thought I'd go to the game and support. They suck! Both teams played some sloppy b-ball. I am not a big fan of b-ball and I only know the basics about how the game is played, but I know what I saw was not good ball. LOL!
My Athletic Training teacher, Shortie Bee Bop, is leaving the university in May. I am soooooooo glad I chose to take AT vs. Physics II cuz I would not have wanted some new teacher teaching me. I prefer someone who has taught the class for awhile.
My stats teacher basically said no to Pooka coming with me to class. Since I had a plan B I wasn't too worried. An unknown and better than plan B came to light with Lsbnmom. She offered to watch Pooka for me AND to pick her up from daycare on the days I have my night class! That's awesome and I am grateful. I don't think she knows how helpful her offer is. With plan B I would have had to pick her up and take her to a place I had to pay for. God is good. I am watching her kids this weekend so she can be grown. :-) Sidenote: We had lunch yesterday (part of my thanks for looking out for a sista) and I telling her that I feel so boring cuz all I have to speak about is school and work. It's scary how much it's consuming me right now. She has stories about her current drama and I had so many what happened at school/work stories I didn't even finish telling all of them. It was like I'd start one thing and then start talking about something else! I have to laugh at myself sometimes. My brain thinks a hell of a lot faster than my mouth can move! LOL!
Work is work. Same drama just with different people. I am not apart of any of it. YAY! My volunteer work at the outpatient clinic started and it requires me to dress business casual. All I can say about the experience is OMG!!!! There are 10 PT's there (including the one I met at orientation) a massage, occupational and speech therapist. The facility is great, the people are great, and it's a laid back relaxed type of vibe there. The few PT's that I got to shadow yesterday were so willing to teach me and tell me why they were doing what they were. Some even encouraged questions from me. In my mind all I could think of was that people are here all day and get PAID for it! I am so excited and it just gives me more fuel to study harder and get on top of my game.
One of the people I spoke with is trying to attend PA, physicians assistant, school and she was telling me that she applied to 6 schools last year and didn't make it in any of them. She tried again this year and is waiting for a call back this month from her 1st school of choice. It was a reality check for me. I only have my eyes on 2 schools. UNC and Duke, 2 NC schools that are very popular and very competitive to get into. There are some other schools like Elon and East Carolina that I could apply to but I am not as interested and others would require me to move. Sacrifice is a must but I don't want to give my place up unless I reeeeeeeeeeeally had to. My thinking at the moment is that I am going to apply to my 2 schools and see what happens. If neither says I can come then I'd sit a year out and increase my experience and knowledge. The men's b-ball athletic trainer is applying for UNC's PT program the same time I am and that scares me the death! This dude is a genius plus he's been a certified AT for 6 years. I can't compete with that.
Even with those things in mind, I won't stop going full speed towards my dream. I've come too far to let a few things hinder or slow me down.
Pooka has been great. She is a real help. I am thinking about taking her to see the Bee movie on Monday after work. Just to have some mommy/daughter time. I don't have to work Monday but I need to get ish done at work. My team got slammed with mad stuff so I gotta do my part and clear it out.
Since I've been dressed up for observing the AT or PT's a buzz around the job was that I was interviewing. I think it's funny! One day I came in looking extra nice and I was walking towards my supervisors office to FINALLY give her a copy of my new schedule for her to "review", she was walking out of her office and I stopped her to give her the paper. She asked me why I was so dolled up. I told her that I just got my hair done that weekend, which I did, and that I had to wear nice things to go with my nice hair then giggled. She said that she thought that I may have had something going on at school. Then a coworker chimes in and says that maybe I had an interview and my supervisor told her not to even play like that. Man, if she only knew my plans for the mid-end of the year. LOL! I keep talking about it cuz I can't wait to see how things pan out for me in the future.
With my New Years goals/resolutions/whatever I am going strong. I am very slowly, but surely making Ladynay a better Ladynay. I am proud of myself so far.