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angiepants [one pocket at a time]

Hi, I'm a 23 year old Long Island raised lady who became a grown adult (aka: 6 years for undergrad and grad schooling) in Philly, home of squished pretzels and 'brotherly' love. I'm on the brink of finishing my degree in Physical Therapy and have traveled to the midwest for my final internship - a new, uncharted territory for me! I'm known to geek over anything anatomy or adaptive sports. You’ll find me stopping to pick flowers for my hair, living waist deep in my studies or spending the weekend cooking up a storm. My favorites are fruit, artsy things, wearing aprons and sprawling down on the ground instead of actual chairs. This is my place of inspirations, thoughts, and daily occurences. Enjoy.

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Posts tagged future

Mar 16 '14
"I enjoy life because I am endlessly interested in people and their growth. My interest leads me to widen my knowledge of people, and this in turn compels me to believe in the common goodness of mankind. I believe that the normal human heart is born good. That is, it’s born sensitive and feeling, eager to be approved and to approve, hungry for simple happiness and the chance to live."
Pearl S. Buck (via misswallflower)
Feb 15 '13
Oct 23 '12

On notes to self

Here are some of the students’ comments on my Neurologist lecture from yesterday (I was limited to 5 minutes sadly):

“Seemed VERY comfortable speaking, very knowledgeable!”

“Seemed to be knowledgeable about the material-try to not rely on notecards”

“Had a lot of good information, but slow down when speaking”

“Got tongue tied a few times, so slow down a little to avoid this”

“Speaking a little jumbled out probably due to nerves”

“Great job elaborating on slides”

So not A+ on presenting, but I’ll take it.  I tend to lose my tongue when it comes to group presentations (I think their timing makes me inadvertently speed up my own clock) and also get nervous about not hitting every joke/comment/point when I ‘go into action.’  I’m glad there was student feedback for this and I’ll keep these little notes to review again for my next speech (whenever that is!). 

I would like to be a professor for PT students sometime down the line, so I’ll take advice and opportunities whenever I can.  A select few of my professors really run a class with ease, creativity and professional authority.  They’re really an inspiration for me since I’d like to try kick starting and molding the minds of the new PT students one day.

Sep 18 '12
Honestly, any of those would do. 

Honestly, any of those would do. 

(Source: mint-tea-and-honey)

Mar 11 '12

On finagling the future

Future Seeker. Optimist. Creative.  I don’t know which of those I think fits me best or if they all play equal roles.  I tend to love planning, decorating, organizing and just plain thinking about what’s wanted for the ‘future.’  In the past, that’s been a somewhat degenerative way of working for me. 

Currently, I think it’s okay.  I’m in school and constantly spend weekends dedicated to my studies while trying to remain a good, cheerful and reliable person to my friends and residents.  I don’t have crazy weekend stories to boast over or accomplishments to show (only being consistent with school).

So right now I’m okay allowing my mind to drift off and think about future kids names, what culinary adventures I’ll have when I have a full kitchen to work, or patients I can’t wait to work closely with.  My fast and early brought on school load is not the normal 21 year old route (which I chose myself!), but I’m dedicated and a hopeful at heart.

Mar 4 '12
"Well, I always say that my physical therapist is as good as any psychologist"
Gerda (Facilitators and Barriers to Exercising among people with Osteoarthritis, A Phenomenological Study)
Jan 12 '12

Things I can’t wait for

to be as caring, considerate and concerned for a child as much as my own Mom is for me.

Sep 30 '11
Then you stare for a hot second, give out a huge smile, then grasp it and go.

Then you stare for a hot second, give out a huge smile, then grasp it and go.

(Source: justlittlethings)

Sep 7 '11

drexemala:

Hola Bloggers, :)

This experience so far has been amazing. Yesterday, we saw a young girl with spina bifida and were able to fit her for AFOs so that she can continue to walk.  Today, we spent the day in the Rehab Center and saw so many interesting cases. There was a 3 year old girl with agenisis of the corpus callosum, who comes into the center each week for therapy to work on trunk control and general mobility. Today, with the help of Maggie, we were able to get her into a pony walker and ambulate for the first time ever! It is amazing to see this transition and be a part of it. :) She picked up the gait pattern quickly, which gives us lots of hope that she will soon be walking on her own! We are excited, but sad to finish our last few days here in Zacapa.

We miss everyone at home!!

xoxo, Lara, Kady, and Albert :)

 This is exactly something I’d like to do with my life. 

Sep 3 '11
This is so precious.
I have no idea if it’ll actually stay after my 3 years of study, but when I shadowed a Pediatric PT in NJ over my Freshman summer break she ran a Little Star’s Ballerina Program.  Honestly, it’s the best worlds combined.  Obviously it involves PT, but I could get to relive my dance ages (from age 2 to 18 and missing Tap the most!) and work with children all day (rewarding and fun!).  Plus, having other teens get involved as ‘buddies’ would only get the community (wherever that is when I decide to settle!) involved.
I bought it up in my Graduate Admissions Interview last year and it’s still an option that’s stuck to me from 2 years ago.

This is so precious.

I have no idea if it’ll actually stay after my 3 years of study, but when I shadowed a Pediatric PT in NJ over my Freshman summer break she ran a Little Star’s Ballerina Program.  Honestly, it’s the best worlds combined.  Obviously it involves PT, but I could get to relive my dance ages (from age 2 to 18 and missing Tap the most!) and work with children all day (rewarding and fun!).  Plus, having other teens get involved as ‘buddies’ would only get the community (wherever that is when I decide to settle!) involved.

I bought it up in my Graduate Admissions Interview last year and it’s still an option that’s stuck to me from 2 years ago.

Aug 27 '11
 Screw state lines, boundaries and the unknown.
Make your ownpath.

 Screw state lines, boundaries and the unknown.

Make your ownpath.

Aug 18 '11
"We are all lucky that we can’t see the future, because if we did, we’d never be care free. We’d treasure everything and everyone too much. The knowledge of loss would anchor us at all times, chain us to each other, and we’d all be stuck together, motionless for all time…"
Jul 23 '11
be-the-change:

(via Crafty Nature)

 Most likely not going to have a backyard for about 4 years (2 maybe living as RA in the residence halls and 2 mostly likely in an apartment in a Philly or NY city apartment), but this is a playful use of color and carnations.  Or if my choice, Daisies.

be-the-change:

(via Crafty Nature)

 Most likely not going to have a backyard for about 4 years (2 maybe living as RA in the residence halls and 2 mostly likely in an apartment in a Philly or NY city apartment), but this is a playful use of color and carnations.  Or if my choice, Daisies.

Jul 21 '11
Window panes, wooden floors, and white washed everything.
It’s a guidance to happiness, comfort, and the walk of wonders outside.

Window panes, wooden floors, and white washed everything.

It’s a guidance to happiness, comfort, and the walk of wonders outside.

Jul 19 '11
prettybooks:

(by weesen)

 I need to catch up on the Ronald Dahl I haven’t read if I’m going to have the collection a hallmark in my future kid’s bookshelf.

prettybooks:

(by weesen)

 I need to catch up on the Ronald Dahl I haven’t read if I’m going to have the collection a hallmark in my future kid’s bookshelf.