My personal philosophy is to be present in the moment and give 100% in all things. I take things as they come and do not worry too much about the what-ifs of life. I truly enjoy being in each moment. I strive to keep the hassles of everyday out of my life. If I had to choose a motto for my outlook on life it would be: Don’t worry. Be Happy!
My Professional Philosophy
My goal of being an athletic trainer is to prevent injuries and help athletes navigate the challenging and sometimes scary aspect of returning from an injury. I do not want to simply help my athletes return to play; I want them to return to life, more knowledgeable, with more skill, and with more confidence than previously. This means I spend extra time with my athletes and get to know about them as well as their injury. I spend much of my time educating athletes about what the injury is, how it happened, and ways to prevent this from happening in the future. I try to create an atmosphere that is open and encouraging, where an athlete feels safe to lay it all on the table. I do not shy away from set-backs but always find a silver lining. I help keep my athletes positive when they are experiencing so much negative. I want my athletes to be reassured that they have a friend on the sidelines that will be there not only when something goes wrong but also to be there to congratulate their successes.
Picture from In The Bleachers Comic Strip by Moore.