Written July 3, 2019
Experienced March 10, 2019
My journey as a Doctor of Physical Therapy has brought me down many beautiful paths. From living the salt life in Florida, to travel Physical Therapy, I keep learning how expansive my field of work is. It is truly a blessing.
Being that I’m a woman of many passions, hobbies, and interests (a multipontentialite, if you will), I was fearful early on in my career that I’d never have a direction. I felt intrigued by so many different specialties in my field (ortho, neuro, peds) and didn’t think I’d EVER want to ‘give one up’ and limit my scope of practice. Yet, almost four years after graduating with my DPT degree, I am 100% confident in my passion within Physical Therapy: pediatrics! I keep getting pulled back to working with the kiddos and I find it both rewarding and challenging – something I need with my insatiable desire for knowledge! Plus, I get to be creative and play all day. Score for the kid who will forever live in my heart!
Wherever I’ve worked in pediatrics, I’ve been surrounded by like-minded people. We bond together over both the joys and challenges of working with children. Some of my coworkers have become my closest friends, and the crew at Seattle Children’s has been no different. Being full time at the North Clinic has afforded me the time and environment to foster close relationships with people who share similar mindsets professionally, but ALSO love getting outside! When the clinic opened in August 2018, I didn’t know what kind of team we’d end up with. Yet, we were gifted the most divine group of people who share so many common interests and passions. I don’t know how management put together our team, but holy smokes did they do an amazing job!
In March of 2019, one of my coworkers planned (very far in advanced) a trip along the Mount Tahoma Trail System outside of Mount Rainier National Park. Our one night in the Copper Creek Hut had me grinning from ear-to-ear, and I still dream about our EPIC, FIVE-STAR dinner and game night at the hut! I can’t wait to plan for next year!More