What one does is what counts. Not what one has the intention to do. -Pablo Picasso
I spent my first 3 years in England between 2008 and 2011 studying physiotherapy.
This was after 2 years of study in Ireland as an access course to get into England.
My plan on qualifying was to move back home, find a job and enjoy what I missed most; family, friends and football.
In terms of work I decided either sport or private clinics were for me.
All my initial efforts were placed in trying to get a foot in the door through unpaid work in Ireland.
I had always imagined after studying in college for 5 years that I would be able to find something in Ireland, an unpaid internship was hardly asking a lot.
A driven and determined 22 year old ready to work hard for free in exchange for a bit of an education.
Little did I know my real education was just starting, nothing college could teach you.
The big bad real world so they say.
When all the options seemed exhausted, I was given an opportunity but back in the place I had just returned from, England.
Back To England:
An offer of an unpaid internship with a professional rugby league team with a couple of days part time work in a clinic to get by financially.