5-Points Friday, Pre-Physical Therapy

A Little Rejection Never Hurt a Pre-PT

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–

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 ::

  1. Do this one with your friends: 3 minute squat challenge from Cassey Ho of Blogilates called the Call Me Maybe Squat Challenge >>>here
  2. 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–

People always think that happiness is a faraway thing...something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up.. - Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

^^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. 

9 thoughts on “A Little Rejection Never Hurt a Pre-PT

  1. It’s all part of the process! I just sent out my blog post submission for the Pre-PT Grind blog about this topic so that is in the works to share my story as well! Don’t let it get you down!

  2. Rejections are a part of life. They’re hard, all of them. But, you mourn the loss, so to speak, and slowly move on. I’m not sure if you’re religious, but I say the “Serenity Prayer” daily:

    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time;
    enjoying one moment at a time;
    accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    that I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    forever in the next.

    1. Thank you Laura Beth ❤️ I have never read that whole prayer before – just parts of it, so I’m glad you put it here. I appreciate the support and the beautiful prayer!

  3. I just adore your attitude always, Jess. All this craziness will make sense later!!! I cannot wait to see where you end up, your patients will all be so very lucky. Also, I LOVE Cassey Ho. I do her abs workouts alll the time! xo

    1. Thank you Kenzie! You are so sweet + encouraging :)) thank you so much and I already know your patients love you ❤️ I hope the nurses I meet through PT are just like you!

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