As a kid I participated in:
As an adult I participated in:
How my activities influenced my occupation and activities in adulthood:
Participating in sports at a young age really helped me develop the desire and internal motivation necessary to continue living an active lifestyle as an adult. Running competeitvely in high school is the reason why I still continue to go for runs today. Having trained my body and mind to respond positively to exercise is the motivation behind why I still continue to remain active on a daily basis. This being said, my attitudes towards my health had a strong influence on the career path I chose, which was to become a physical therapist. I am happiest when I make healthy choices, and hope that as physical therapist I can help guide others in feeling this way too. It’s important and okay to put ourselves first, especially when it comes to our health and well-being. Investing our time in taking care of ourselves is essential if we want to avoid disease, decreased quality of life, injury, etc. Prevention is key, and I am especially interested in promoting this concept throughout my career.
Advice for kids looking to get involved: