I believe in my dream to become both a successful occupational therapist (OT) and writer.
What started this dream?
I have always wanted to be a writer since I was little. I would write little short stories for my family to read; writing has always been a significant part of me. So has helping people, which is why I am currently going to school to become an occupational therapist. When I was deciding on which career to choose, I knew whichever path I chose would involve helping people. My mom suggested occupational therapy to me, which led me to spending a large portion of time googling OT. OT seemed like such a fun and beneficial career. Like I said before, writing has always been a significant part of me but I never felt like that was the only career path I could take, which is another reason I chose occupational therapy.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
My love of writing and my dedication and willfulness to help. Whatever I do, I want to leave a positive mark on this world.
What are your goals?
My goals are to one day have my writing published in some sort of way; ideally, I would like to have a novel published. My goal for OT is to help others who are struggling physically, emotionally, cognitively, etc. in the best way I can. I want to use the knowledge I have gained throughout my years of college to improve the quality of life of each client I will one day work with.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
I want people to know that, when it comes to choosing what to do with the rest of your life, at the end of the day the best thing to do is to follow your heart. Do what you love, because life is too short to spend the rest of your life hating your job. I also want people to know how much capability we have within ourselves to help those in need; I encourage you to always give a helping hand, shoulder to cry on, etc. when you can. It is important for us as humans to stick up and fight for each other.
My name is Brandi, and I can be found on Twitter and Instagram as xobrandilarissa. My blog is xobrandilarissa.wordpress.com. Feel free to reach out!
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