Becoming An Occupational Therapist Essay

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As I entered college, I knew I wanted to be an Occupational Therapist. I also knew that I must have a job while going to school because college tuition is expensive and my extra circular activity requires me to pay dues. I feel like my stress level nearly double since being in college. I remember my high school teacher telling my class that college is much harder. I think that they partially correct. I do not think college is academically harder, yes they are challenging, but I am taking courses that are aiding me in becoming an Occupational Therapist. I am determined to become an Occupation Therapist, so my determination for succeeding is why academics are a strong ability of mine. I personally believe college is harder with a financial stand …show more content…
The article states: Those who were more stressed about their debt had worsening levels of stress, anxiety and depression” (University of Southampton). I can relate to this article because I have just under 15,000 dollars of student loan debt and each year when I have to take out more loans, I become more stressed because I see the total increase, which than just adds to my high level of anxiety I already have. I work part time at Beaumont in Taylor as a nursing aide as I go to school. I work the midnight shift and that contributes to my stress levels as well. In an article from Daily Science, research has concluded that “students may be experiencing a new level of independence and can struggle to find the balance between juggling classes, finances, social lives, athletics, volunteer work, parental expectations and employment” (cite article). From a personal perspective, I find it hard to find a balance between these aspects of life. Even though I can become overwhelmed and feel like I cannot balance work, school, extracurricular activities and a social life, I learned how to become flexible and how to time manage. I have learned to prioritize and time manage. I would not have above average skills that are commonly looked for by potential employers if it was not for my chaotic schedule. With that being said, I tend not to have the healthiest diet. Research has …show more content…
I do not want my work life to consume my life where my children are on the back burner. A study down by North Carolina University found that “the study looked at the health of school-age children who have at least one younger sibling. When a mother works, the study found, it leads to a 200 percent increase in the child 's risk of having each of three different adverse health events: overnight hospitalizations, asthma episodes, and injuries or poisonings” (North Carolina University). I worry that I will not be a good enough mom; however, since I have a busy college schedule with the addition of working and extracurricular activities, I already know how to prioritize and time manage. I look back to my childhood and remember both my parents working full time and all three of us girls turned out just. I am sure I will look for my parent’s guidance as I enter this chapter of my

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