Rebecca H., Traveling COTA

What attracted you to a travel therapy career?

I wanted to do something in my career that is challenging, interesting and makes a difference. You deal with many different aspects, and I enjoy the routine. Dealing with different families and helping them through a difficult time is a good feeling.

What have you enjoyed about your travel assignment?

The best thing about traveling is the difference in products such as soft drinks and foods I’d never heard of or ever tasted (mostly spicy). Traveling in states such as Arizona gave me a new appreciation and curiosity.

Professionally, what has it been like working as a traveler?

I spend a lot of time thinking about my trips, the house I stayed in, the things I saw, and the many experiences that are so different from my “normal” life. In the work I do now, I’ve seen an increase of wonder in people’s eyes (especially new graduates) when travel is the topic.

What is your favorite moment/experience so far?

It’s amazing to witness the impact a change in environment can make in my life and career. I can see opportunities that I may not have seen otherwise. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, you might not need to make any drastic changes. Just complete a 13-week assessment and then revisit your rut. With travel therapy, I’m able to switch things up just a little bit and create a whole new light.


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