Wow, it's over. I'm finally finished with my undergraduate studies. Does this mean that I am done learning? Never. The journey that is education is never through. And for those of you that look forward to the "light at the end of the tunnel" when it comes to their time in school, I don't understand their enthusiasm toward this end. There is a sense of adventure in the pursuit of education for me. Now that I have my B.Sc. in Exercise Science, it's time to work for a little while before entering into a graduate degree for either my Master's degree or Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology (unless a more enticing education path appears). In the meantime, I find myself exploring CEUs and studying for my CSCS certification from the NSCA.
As far as my work is concerned, I find myself building up the clientel and programming at a local sports facility. I am their one and only fitness professional that is directly employed by them to specfically build their business. This is a very exciting opportunity for me and there are many good ideas floating around in my mind that I plan to employ here. I am sure that I will write about these ideas and opportunities as they come about.
Other fitness professionals are my peers, and there is much to learn from one's peers. There is a hope of mine that I could also prove to be a resource for my peers. There are many people in the health and fitness professions that I can count as my educators, but also a few that I can count as friends that were associates of my education. These individuals are the ones who I plan on continuing to help and hopefully rely on for assistance when I need it. It's great to network, but even better to build friendships in our line of work.
This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and it is with great esteem that I plan on keeping you all informed about it.