Meaningful Monday

Name: Amanda Charleston

Major: Exercise Science Pre-OT with a double major in Psychology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Acworth, GA

1.) Who is someone that means the most to you and why? 

– Instead of saying one person that means the most to me, I would say the people who mean the most to me are the girls on my swim team! We all support each other, we are all unified. When the season is over, what I miss the most is my team and the memories we create together. We understand each other as a team. They are a part of my family and the love and support they give me is incredible.

2.) What did you want to be or achieve when you were younger? Have you achieved those goals now?

– When I was younger I wanted to be a doctor but now I have realized that you wanted to be an occupational therapist. I love doing hands-on work and building relationships with patients. I have three more years of grad school. After grad school I plan on taking  the test to get licensed and I hope to work in a hospital. After practicing for 10-15 years, I could always go back to teaching in occupational therapy and teach more psychology based OT courses. I am really excited to see what the future holds! 

3.) What meaningful skills do you possess that you think you could share with others for their benefit?

– A meaningful skill I possess is having an empathic ear. I am always there for my friends or family. I express understanding, as well as being a good listener to help anyone with their problems. I feel like it is something that is learned, not just a trait that people are born with. In my career, I feel like I am able to connect well with different people from different backgrounds. I am flexible and able to think quick when I am presented with a problem and be able to find a solution.

Amanda’s Favorite Meaningful Quote:

“Everything will be okay in the end, if it’s not okay then it’s not the end.”

– Karina A

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