This is a story about pain. Physical, psychological, emotional—and, ultimately, transformative—pain.
Today, as I type this condensed account of my professional and personal journey, I feel that my life is in a very good place. I'm involved in a variety of activities as a physical therapist (PT) that help empower people to live their best life. I'm in no physical pain, and I'm at peace with who I am.
Just a few years, ago, however, I found myself at a professional and personal nadir. Something happened to me that I hadn't seen coming. It was incredibly painful. It made me, at least for a time, relive all of my insecurities. It made me feel like an imposter masquerading as the expert in body science I'd held myself out to be.