“Name a weakness”

Since I’m officially “separated” from ATI, it is tantamount to find a job! I leave in good standing, it is COVID related “separation”. So honing up on my interviewing skills and meditating on what it is that I truly desire. And get ready to answer questions such as the dreaded weakness Q.

Desire = My ideal job involves freely using Yoga-based physical therapy.


High anxiety is arguably my #1 weakness and nemesis. Years of psychotherapy has helped me keep it in better perspective and not cave as much.. Not really sure why I’m even bringing it up with you, Cyberspace crickets. 🙂 I guess I’m just want to send it out there, maybe someone will perchance upon it and “get it”.

#2 weakness -caring way too much about what others think.

#3 is temporary. It is left upper extremity weakness and pain. Underwent left rotator repair a week ago, and it has been very emotional and painful. I’m in for a long recovery. Trying to view as a learning experience from clinician point of view. This is of little consolation in the middle of the night when my biceps/brachialis start to spasm.

Being in a sling on one’s dominant arm complicates everything I do. I miss my downward dog therapy so much! My mat is my tether; trying to not to feel too much of a shell of me.

Looking for a Yoga therapy-heavy job is definitely complicated by not being able to do any weight-bearing on left shoulder and drive myself places. I know how to teach without getting on my own mat. I do not need to demo – there are plenty of amazing teachers that don’t. But I am left-handed. Everything I do takes way too long. Meh.

One nice thing it that I’m learning how to use my iPHONE11. Perfect example of something that I would typically procrastinate, but being laid up in many ways – I am getting a few things done 🙂

By theresalom

I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Yoga Instructor in Rio Rancho New Mexico. My family consists of 1 Husband, 2 Kids (grown), and 3 Basenjis (spoiled).

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