Today kicks off the National Student Conclave, a gathering of student physical therapists from across the country. This is a special touchstone for me, a year ago my classmate Amanda and I traveled out to Minnesota for the NSC 2011. At that time, I was only half a semester into PT school but it was such an amazing experience. This year, it is just a few miles away in Crystal City and I am grateful to be able to share the experience with all my classmates. I can hardly believe how much I’ve grown both as an SPT and person in just one short year. Thank you to all my family, friends, & colleagues who have helped & supported me this past year.