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OK so it's probably marketing [Dec. 1st, 2015|07:06 pm]
OK so it's probably marketing - really these people do not know it's me
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Clarification [Nov. 30th, 2015|07:29 pm]
OK I was told that I could not come back - ever. They would never accept me. Now I'm getting encouraging emails.

Deal is - I have to attend an "Informational Meeting" during this calendar year - a code will be issued proving I attended.
That code needs to be on the application.

I don't trust them.

I'm going to have to attend a meeting.

Again this sucks.

Anyway - thanks for listening :)
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Today's News [Nov. 30th, 2015|07:24 pm]
Fast Forward to last Wednesday - I get an email from the PTA program informing me about the application dates for next year, as they have changed.

Today I get an another announcement concerning the application schedule and an encouraging invitation from the dean to apply for the program for next year.

My question is - is this a cruel joke?
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OK Long Story Short [Nov. 30th, 2015|07:21 pm]
I got in, after 10 weeks my GPA was in the low 90s - still an A average.
They tossed me out.
Apparently I'm too slow when I deliver patient treatment.

My grades do not matter - I'm not fast. I got two attempts.

Out of the 39 people in the program - 11 failed the first time - I went over my time. My instructor told me that I would have passed if I came in under.

The second time 3 of us failed and we were told to leave the premises. I went faster but made a few mistakes.

It sucked.

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Accepted into the Northern Virginia Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program [Nov. 19th, 2015|07:59 pm]
So - now it begins.

I get a letter of acceptance and a list of things that I need to complete:

Background Check

Drug Screen

Physical Exam and Immunizations

Training Modules

Handbook Assignment - (Prove You Read It - Lots of Questions!!!)

All done, CPR & First Aid, Medical Education Campus Orientation.

August 21, 2015 - 8:00am PTA Program Orientation

August 24, 2015 - first day of classes.
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I suppose I don't come here unless I'm unhappy? That has to change [Nov. 19th, 2015|07:49 pm]
It began two years ago - an article in US News and World Report mentioned a career - Physical Therapist Assistant as a high demand and income growth employment area - I am a yoga instructor - (one with a couple of injuries) and thinking about the suggestions I've made in my classes that have helped my students over the years.
Hey - What if I can build a career!

Anyway - that's how it all started, Autumn 2013 - I looked up the criteria for enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

I enrolled in the pre-requisites - Natural Science 150 (Human Biology) & Basic Medical Terminology - A's in both...

I went to the mandatory information session - in March 2014 - and found out that the deadline had passed to apply for Fall 2014 and I was lacking a prerequisite - English 111 - (Freshman Comp).

Fall 2014 - I took ENG 111 and the (required [for graduation] course) student development 101 - A's in both...
Spring 2015 - Application in progress - it's all good. I'm taking Psychology 200 - again a (required [for graduation] course). Again, another A.

In the interim, I'm volunteering at 2 physical therapy clinics - I logged 57 hours [(4 were required) an email appeared informing potential applicants that 20 to 160 hours would be looked at more favorably].

I apply March 1, 2015 (applications before this date would have been rejected) - I wait until May 1 - I am accepted.
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Write a Descriptive Essay... OK? [Aug. 25th, 2014|01:03 pm]
How to do it.

Well I have to pick a topic that needs 4 to 5 pages of description. I have to try to bring the topic to life, like the reader will be able to visualize it.

It can be a person - as crazy as one of my bosses was, I don't think I can stretch him into 5 pages.

A thing.

A place.

An Event - what event? Otakon, Katsucon? 5 pages on Otakon.....

I like places

Sample topics:

My backyard
Bernal Heights in San Francisco
A walking tour of Rocky River, Ohio - that one I know.
The "Bloomingdale Victorian Walk" House Tour
Katsucon at the Omni Shoreham - the first one.
Otakon - That time with the Goldbergs (ugh)
The Yes concert in 2005
Sting with Annie Lennox in 2005

The yoga retreat in Santa Fe
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Monday [Jan. 24th, 2011|08:42 am]
[Current Location |Kitchen laptop]
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |What's up Wit Dat?]

 Woke up OK no pain in the hip, outer leg is another story.  I took two Advils, adjustment this afternoon, teaching a gentle class this morning.  I have a very busy week overall and a child home with a sore throat.

Weekend Recap:
Saturday pure hell, self pity index off the chart.  Stayed home cooking all day. Roasted butternut squash soup and homemade bread. Cookies for church too.
Sunday not too bad, church, Walmart and drove the kids to a High School play.  Made miso soup for the first time - easy stuff that.

Time to let out the dog then do the half hour on the treadmill.

I'll walk the dog before I go to teach.
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Sciatica Journal [Jan. 23rd, 2011|08:42 am]
[Current Location |Kitchen laptop]
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]
[music |not sure]

Better this morning thanks to a small heating pad. Heel lift keeps falling out of my slippers - I'm going to need velcro. And what about flips?
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Very sore this morning [Jan. 22nd, 2011|09:50 am]
[music |My new Armin Van Buuren]

Woke up very sore but no stabbing pains, just the thigh and calf.
2 advils with breakfast.
Shower helps as always
I may do my treadmill today but will stick to walking. Maybe a short yoga session first.

It's very cold, I do not want to shop.
I also have absolutely no fun cleaning stuff - it hurts! Still have to do it.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup later, always welcome and fresh bread.
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