Well, since I know many of you are curious as to how I am doing in PT school, I am proud to announce that I have straight A’s at the midway point of the semester! I have been studying hard and praying a ton, so maybe that has something to do with it! The courseload is challenging, but it helps when everyone in the class is pulling for each other, rather than competing for ranks and positions.
Since I am on the topic, grad school is a little different from undergrad for various reasons. First of all, I actually feel like I am learning the material, rather than “cramming” it in my head before the exam. Secondly, you see the same people every day! There are 32 of us in the class, and I can already see a cohesiveness developing between us all! We will be together for three years, so by the end we become pretty close to one another. There are a couple more, but I won’t bore you with the details.
I am the only person in the class that has any kids! It is fun because all the girls see Luke’s pictures on my monitor and say that if we ever need a baby sitter they would be more than willing to help! Everybody thinks he is adorable and asks when they will get to finally meet my wife and baby. There are a few more who are married, so that is fun too. I am also the only LDS person in the class, but everybody seems to be pretty religious out here. In fact, last week before the other 2 groups went on their internships, we had a big group prayer together, where we all gathered in the breakroom, held hands and 2 people said prayers for the group! It was actually pretty neat to see and be a part of.
So, in short, school is great. I am glad we got in here at TSU and I know that we are supposed to be here. I fit the program well, and it fits me.