this year began studying my favorite subject PHYSICS....I jest...for all my hatred of physics I actually decided it to be an enjoyable endeavor...shaping in my mind an experience that was quite unique and interesting...summer time was dissapointing on a number of levels....with an injury to my wrist....and rejection from all PT schools I had to chart a new course which I am glad I did....I find that sometimes weakness and failure often breed great things...and thus I found new direction...that of radiology. similar in nature to PT...I feel that this is where things can come together for me. I am pleased in general with my decision in this regard because it is both easier and less time consuming than a masters degree in PT...the pay will not be as good, but I am hoping that the rewards I will reap will be beyond those of PT. If you don't have hope what do you have huh?
1-1-06: What happened in 2005... well, lot. Actually, let's start from the beginning. In the beginning of the year I worked at the most disgusting job I ever had. I was a surgical instrumentation tech at UPMC's Oakland OR. This job included washing all the dirty (and bloodied) instruments used by the surgeons. I quit that job after 4 months and decided to fully pursue a masters degree in Physical Therapy.
I spent the summer and fall taking classes at CCAC and PITT. I'm getting used to school again, after a 2 year haitus. I also moved into my own townhouse in Plum Borough. If all goes well, I'll be practicing PT in 3 years (give or take a few months). No matter what happens, at least I'm not washing bloody instruments anymore.
will be attending the Semester at Sea program with Pittsburgh University. It is a shipboard education meaning that we are taught
onboard the boat. We travel all
over the world and get to hear different issues that involve the world as a
whole. I am very very exited about
am also currently doing a lot of research on international jobs and internships.
I am actively pursuing the possibility of working in a foreign country
for a while to experience the culture and life of another country.
I also just joined the student newspaper and I wrote my first article for them last week. The paper is called the SLATE.
of the shots you don’t take, won’t go in.”
everyone. Life today has changed a
good bit since the diaper days. Today
I am a student attending Shippensburg University.
I hope to make this school my home since I am tired of filling out
applications for admission at different schools.
I have been to 3 different schools already and I hope to be able to set
up some roots here. I managed to
make a 3.14 this past semester here as well as play a considerable amount of ice
hockey for the University team. The
game is fast and hard hitting, but I am up for as much of it as I can possibly
handle. I recently changed my major
from Sports Enthusiasm to Physically Fit Girl Watching.
It is somewhat related to my old major but I find it a little bit more
interesting. Just kidding.
I recently changed from Geography to Speech and Communication.
I feel that I can argue very well and hope to sharpen and strengthen
these skills. I still have no idea
what I want to do with these skills as of yet, but I am open to all
Currently Nate is in his college years. So far he has attended Penn State, New Ken Campus (where he received a 4.0), Geneva College (where he also made Dean's list) and has been completed a semester at the Colorado Mountain College in the winter of 1999/2000. Nate did a good job of getting maximum exposure to many different types of educational environments and areas of study – all of which helped him choose the university where he plans to complete his education - Shippensburg University, in the middle to eastern side of PA.