5-Points Friday is a new series I’m doing to wrap up a week’s worth of lessons learned, healthy snacks, and little bursts of what I’m up to. It’s also a progress report of how I’m becoming a top contender for PT school. Enjoy!
update on classes I’m taking —
This semester I took Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology 2. The coursework was nowhere near as hard as last semester (read about that little whirlwind here), but I did struggle with time management. That was probably the biggest challenge: just balancing work, volunteering, blogging, my group exercise teacher training, and these classes. With that being said, I made it through & got my A’s that I needed! (At this point I pretty much need all A’s to be competitive). So, tonight I’m going for tacos & margaritas to celebrate. Too ready for this.
most popular tweet —
Dr. Ben Fung is a PT who does it all! He is one of the first people I started following on Twitter, and he is huge in the PT community. I recommend seeing what he’s up to on Snapchat too! Among all the huge things he has going on, he does a YouTube show called Relate in 8. It’s an 8 minute video about communication, relationships, leadership, health, and even salary negotiation. So, even if I wasn’t into PT I would still watch! My most popular tweet this week was when I shared his video about a Must in his marriage: Saying Please & Thank You.
— Jess, PT Contender (@ptcontender) May 2, 2017
MVP reader comment —
Remember when I mentioned considering Warby Parker glasses? (Details/results coming soon!). Anyway, Chrissey, left a comment on that post recommending an alternative, so I thought I’d share it here. BTW: she is a recent Biological Sciences grad & the beauty and brains of The Unabridged Sass, my favorite beauty blog! She also gives beauty recommendations on Snap: chrisseybui ! Here is part of the comment she left:
“YAY FOR FIVE POINTS FRIDAY COMING BACK. First things first I have to highly recommend Eye Buy Direct! They’re inexpensive but REALLY high quality glasses! My favorite pair from them is $7. I found them when I was contemplating splurging on Warby Parkers three years ago and I’ve been an avid buyer since! I’ve had countless pairs from them and even buy back ups because they’re so inexpensive. Some of their styles are exactly the same as WP but for a fraction of the cost! I highly recommend them because their frames are stylish but also budget friendly!”
quote I’m reflecting on —
“If you don’t have a way of serving people, nobody’s going to trust you. Not today.” – Dr. Greg Todd
GRE discovery I made —
If you follow along on Snap, then you probably saw me making a PSA about this because I had to let the world know! Most PT schools require the GRE to apply. I am about to register to take this for the first time, which also means paying $205…Well, I knew the price of the test, but what I didn’t know is that it also costs money to send your GRE scores to the schools you want to apply to! I will get to have my scores sent to 4 schools for free, but after that it is an additional $27 for 4 more schools. I’m thinking I’ll apply to 12-16 schools, and end up paying $54-$81 to send to extra schools. Ugh.
I’m off to tacos & margaritas with the boyfriend tonight. I have been working a bunch of extra hours since my last final exam so I am more than ready! I can’t wait to celebrate the end of another semester, and another milestone closer to becoming a top contender for PT school.
Did you take the GRE? How did you prepare?
Do you celebrate the mini successes, as well as the big successes?
I play all day on Snap & Twitter!
Come say hi :))