Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
My last day as a physical therapy technician came due to my recent acceptance into graduate school. That last day had and will have a tremendous impact on my life, I experienced something that will resonate in my professional career. As I approached the last hour of my last day, a patient that I met on the first day of my job came up to me to bid farewell. He then went on to tell me that the kindness and positivity I showed him throughout his therapy, had great impact on his road to recovery. The part I played in this patient’s recovery by spreading kindness was a small role, however, its significance was exemplified through the gratitude he showed me that day.
It might seem like a small feat on ones’ part, but a simple act of kindness be it a smile, a word of encouragement, or a small prayer can be the aid for someone’s road to recovery. Time and time again, the lesson of kindness and positivity has showed me that even in unprecedented times, acts of kindness will continue to heal. It is a versatile lesson that I can apply to every aspect of my life and shape me as a person, and my future as a professional. I chose to study physical therapy so I can make an impact on someone’s life, because someone made an impact on mine.
Nadine from Arizona
A.T. Still University