Admissions, Pre-Physical Therapy

Fiction for Real Life

Today I’m reflecting on how helpful a specific fiction book has been when it comes to rejection and DPT programs, and also how relationships are actually what life’s all about.

The Girl With No Name by Diney Costeloe is a book I read recently.

It’s about a young Jewish girl who has to leave her family back in Nazi Germany while she travels alone to London. The story goes along and she struggles to learn English and make friends. She ends up getting a concussion during one of the London air raids and wakes up with no memory of her foster family or even her name.

She then goes from the hospital to a shelter to a foster home. It was a sad story because ( besides the obvious ) she seemed so lonely all the time. She didn’t meet a lot of people who could relate to all that she had to endure. She seemed so strong for such a young girl.

The Girl with No Name by Diney Costeloe cover art


And I’ve been thinking about how much I need to keep reading books like this one — ones where the characters go through so many difficult times and they just endure it all.

I was feeling upset the other day about basically being rejected from another DPT program and it actually really makes me feel better when I remember stories like that little girl’s.

I have to remember that I’m lucky to even be able to apply to programs at this point and to be given the opportunity to go for them. It helps when I realize how much people actually go through in life and to just remember that the important thing is to keep trying..

..and also relationships. I read somewhere that life is about relationships and I agree 100%. Because I can’t imagine being that little girl and leaving my family behind and never seeing them again.

If you can’t tell, I’m feeling really thankful for everything I have in this moment. I’m even thankful for some things I don’t have because I’ll work harder to get there and I’m sure something good will come out of being patient for the things that matter — like getting into PT school ūüėČ

What fiction book has helped you somehow in real life?

btw remember the big exciting thing I was doing today?! Read more >>>here¬†Well..I’ll just say it because there’s no need to preface the fact that I got a puppy today!!! Awww she is so cute.. she’s a mini Australian shepherd & I will include a photo sometime soon <3 promise!


2 thoughts on “Fiction for Real Life

    1. Wow, Dr. Jasmine, I haven’t known anyone (that I know of) who are Holocaust Survivors. That’s amazing. Thank you for sharing <3

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