Hi, my name is Liz Forcellini and I am one of the students in the Occupational Therapy (OT)
Class of 2019! I recently graduated from Temple University with my bachelor’s and work as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist when I am not at school.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a therapist because I love working and interacting with people. Once I did some investigating, it was obvious that occupational therapy was the best fit for me. Salus was one of my top choices when applying for graduate school, and I am so happy that I ultimately chose this university to get my master’s degree.
Now sit back, and enjoy what a day in my life is like...
I am pressing snooze for the first time! Most days I am up and at them by 6:45 a.m.
COFFEE!! First things first, and that is always coffee for me. I then will pack my breakfast and lunch for that day. I always try to pack my food to stay healthy and save some money, but I have to admit, the Reflections Café on campus has great food too and Miss Jackie always has a smiling face!
During this time, I also pack my bag for school and always throw some extra snacks in my lunch box, just in case I have to stay late at school!
I hit the road and start my journey to Salus. I live with my parents right now and have about a 45 minute to an hour commute.
I have officially arrived at school! I like to get on campus early because parking is tight at Salus. I also like to take time before class to print anything that I might need that day, as well as catch up on any reading that I still need to complete. If I am all caught up on school work, I will go to work study for the OT Department and work with the professors on anything they need help with.
Time for the first class of the day - Pediatric Clinical Conditions! Since I think I want to work with kids one day, this is one of my favorite classes.
LUNCH!! Today I had to eat lunch while working on a group project with classmates. We work in groups for almost all of our projects, which has really helped me develop my communication and team building skills.
Time for class again! Research Methods is a three-hour long class, but thankfully the last for the day.
I may stay for a few minutes after class to chat with friends or to plan another group project. Once I have everything all wrapped up, it is time to head back home! If I leave by 4:15 p.m. the traffic isn’t too bad.
After sitting all day at school and while driving, I like to work out when I get home. I take some time to sweat it out!
After my workout, I like to take some time to review what homework I will need to do that night. I am the sticky note queen and use them to make my “to-do-list” for that evening and the next morning. Once I have my “to-do-list” completed, I get started on checking things off.
Time for dinner! Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies, and my parents work crazy hours, so I like to have dinner ready for them when they come home. Cooking has turned into something fun for me, and I started a Foodstagram in the process. Family dinners are the best dinners.
I continue to work on my “to-do-list” until I have checked everything off!
Time to decompress! I like to watch some tv on the couch with my parents until it is time for bed. I also enjoy a little bit of time to veg out and check social media!
My head hits the pillow and I am slipping off into dreamland! Good night world, until tomorrow!
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