A little rejection never hurt nobody, right? Or a little rejection never hurt a flea? It applies to us pre-PT students that’s for sure. For me, rejection is just kind of part of the process of applying to PT schools and I didn’t really give much thought to the fourth one I just received. I’m focusing more on things that are actually in my control. This week I saw the best rap / cover letter / ad video, reflected on the little happy moments in life, and oh yeah, at some point mentioned getting rejected from a DPT program. #WhatsNew #DontDwell #ImprovingEveryday
most popular tweet–
— jess (@PTcontender) March 14, 2018
Dr. Jen Esquer is winning with Instagram & you can follow her @docjenfit
Find this episode, Dr. Jen Esquer: The Anatomy of a Launch, on Dr. Karen Litzy’s website >>>here.
story that’s motivating me —
I’m always inspired by the people who do something outrageous to get their dream job. I saw an article this week called How a Copywriter’s Amazing Tribute to Sprite Got Him Hired at W+K >>>here.
Btw W+K turns out to be an advertising agency in New York City.
The copywriter sent a video to the agency in place of a cover letter. It’s basically him rapping about Sprite ( + himself ) and it’s so good. I would’ve hired him too if I was W+K.
[ SIDENOTE ] pretty sure the actor who played Ron Weasley ( Rupert Grint ) in Harry Potter auditioned with a comedy rap video too. Maybe I should send one to DPT programs?
rejection of the week–
Applying to PT school is so many things, isn’t it? I mean it’s a huge lesson in telling my story ( + writing it! ), in forming & maintaining relationships, in researching the best matched programs…
It’s just so many things. Including rejection. I feel like we all enter the application cycle w/the highest of hopes and the realest of expectations. And the thing that keeps us going – it’s gotta be different for each of us right? I’m so curious about that motivation aspect but that’s a totally different post…
So! My fourth rejection email landed in my inbox this week — this time from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
^^sometimes it helps to channel my inner Schmidt when moving through the phases of rejection from physical therapy school 😉
I’m still in the running for PCOM so ALL IN on that upcoming interview!
healthy tip of the week —
[ HEALTHY TIP ] Try a new workout video!
I love doing yoga and pilates videos I find on YouTube.
Here are a couple of my staples ::
- Do this one with your friends: 3 minute squat challenge from Cassey Ho of Blogilates called the Call Me Maybe Squat Challenge >>>here
- Do this one in the middle of a crowded room: lol lots of hip thrusting action going on in this 3 minute What Makes You Bootyful Butt Challenge >>>here
Try this if you’re in a fitness rut ( flashback to Reason #237 to get out of a fitness rut back in December 2016 ) , or if you’re feeling adventurous! Every time I do a new work out video I always learn a new exercise.
quote I’m reflecting on–
^^Speaking of which.. Here’s a random list of things that made me happy this week ::
- chasing my puppy in the snow – she’s gets so crazy and loves playing in it
- homemade chai tea latte = WAY less sugar than at coffee shops
- my sister’s new job news!
- listening to @docjenfit’s story and fears on a recent podcast ( >>>here )
- finding deals on poshmark for blazers! ( love a good sale )
What is one of your favorite quotes or affirmations?
Crazy to think that by next 5-Points Friday, I will have already gone through my PT school interview. There’s a lot I’m looking forward to and I hope to have a lot to share from the experience <3
p.s. there are 32 GRAMS OF SUGAR in a chai tea latte from starbucks ( and that’s in a size tall / small.. )
OH! and the photo Mean Girls photo ( without the words ) for this blog post came from this blog >>>here.