Today Janane came in to our humanities class in order to give us time to research and contact potential mentors. She taught us effective email and phone call protocols, which was super helpful to start thinking about how I was going to start this intimidating process. Her lesson also made me realize how easy it is to contact and confirm a mentor. In the past, this process of contacting people I didn't know was a huge reason for worry. I feel a lot more confident after today.
I have a few big dreams. My original one was an internship at The Shepard Spinal Center in Atlanta, GA. This was a huge reach for me, but I had a few contacts and I knew I really wanted to try. As of last night when I was researching their website, I saw a message that said they can not take shadowing or observation. This discouraged me, but I want to continue to try. Earlier in the LINK process, I thought a physical therapist in Durango would be a back up for me, but after researching and reading profiles of local PT's and doctors, I know I would be excited to get to work with any of them.
My next big dream would be a sports medicine clinic in Vail or Aspen. I don't have any contacts as of yet, but I know the facilities and clinics there are some of the best in the country. It would be such an amazing opportunity to learn from anyone there.