Big News and a Year of Something New Update

So, big news everybody!!!  I’m so excited to share with everyone that I have been accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant program at a local school!

I cannot wait!  Classes start beginning of April and I will be going to school full time for 2 years.  I am lucky that I already have a B.A. and have finished my core classes: English, Psychology, and Sociology so I am able to skip those classes (save money) and take classes only 4 days a week.  The PTA program is an Associate degree and that’s why I would need the core classes.  My schooling will start early April (!!!!), and I am in the evening classes Monday thru Thursday.  Quarters are 12 weeks long with a 1 week break in between quarters.

I will continue to work at JoAnns while in school, but probably knock it down to just a few days a week, I hear PTA school is just like having a job.  This will be much more intensive than my yearlong Massage Therapy program.

I just wanted to share the news with everyone and let you know I will continue to blog, though I may have to learn to plan better.  I will also continue my jewelry making as well as my Year of Something New.

Year of Something New Update:

Speaking of, this month of February was supposed to be my month to read books.  As it turns out, I couldn’t get excited about that.  So instead I started reading one book, The Walking Dead Compendium 1, which has no page numbers but is most definitely about 1000 pages!  My boyfriend bought this for me for Christmas this year, it is a graphic novel/comic and the show is based off this book.  Honestly, I have to say I am seeing very little resemblance between the 2!  For that reason I am reading it slower than usual.  And I find I am not crazily drawn to it like most novels I read, so I can easily read it slowly and think about it and compare it to the show.  I can see how they couldn’t follow it exactly because there just wouldn’t be enough drama to hold interest for a TV show.

I’m also spending this month working on baby projects, so when that month comes, I think it is March, I’ll still be doing baby stuff, but maybe I will be finding stuff from my other months to try too.  Turns out I can’t wait that long to get started on these projects, I have already done so much but I keep finding more stuff I want to make for the babies.

Luckily I like to stay busy!

8 thoughts on “Big News and a Year of Something New Update

  1. this is lemonade

    Congrats! Sounds exciting 🙂 Also sounds like you found something new you’re more into than the one for this month 😉 I just finished my first ever baby project last week and am waiting to send it – haven’t blogged about the end result yet as it’s supposed to be a surprise – I think I’m hooked though! Mine’s a knit project 🙂

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  5. jacqcolt

    Your blog was just what I needed to read today. I’ve been having doubts about applying to physician asst school (because I’m artsy), but then I read your blog about being both an artist and in school for something medical and demanding. Just what I needed! Thank you.

    1. christinapertz1 Post author

      Happy to help!
      I honestly love learning about the body, even though it is really hard and some days I just have to stop and make something. That just makes my creative time all the more special and it really has changed my perspective a lot when it comes to priorities. There are all types of people in my PTA classes, we even have someone who is a mechanic, which is about as far away from health as I am with my art stuff! Good luck with everything and thanks for stopping by 🙂

      1. jacqcolt

        That is really cool to hear about your experience and all the different types of people in your classes. I like learning about the human body too. Since having a child, my priorities have changed a lot too. I don’t have time for tv, because I’d rather spend my free time making stuff. Good luck with your stuff too!

      2. christinapertz1 Post author

        LOL, yes, kids will change priorities quickly! My sister had twins last year and I babysit once a week or so, as needed randomly basically! I used to watch more TV, but I love to read blogs and learn about things, so that was easily something that I broke the habit of when I started school. Its much harder to stop doing crafts or just web surfing in favor to read books when I get burnt out from studying. We’re on quarters, so classes last 3 months and near the end it can get tough to stay focused!

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