“The Joy is in the Journey”
The word that best describes North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in 2014 is evolution. After 16 years in one location, inside the health club, we had grown beyond our walls. Those patients who have been to the original location can vouch for the “clown car” office in which seven of us worked. Our journey did not take us physically very far, just eight tenths of a mile around the corner. What great journey it has been!
“Change is inevitable, what you do with it is up to you”. Sounding a bit like a Hallmark card? The first step in our evolution was to accept the need for a move and look for a new location. This involved spending time driving around the area looking for potential office space, working with my broker and negotiating a lease. All new experiences for this business owner. There were many opportunities to choose from, finding the right fit was the bigger challenge.
What I learned from this process is it is important to set criteria, including my high expectations and not settling for the first “workable” location found. It was not easy to have uncertainty for a few months. I prefer a plan I can put it into action, the waiting game I was not so good at. Another lesson learned from the book of clichés: “good things come to those who wait”.
P.T. Barnum would have been proud to see our “circus” move over one weekend. Thanks to a team of staff and significant others who volunteered trucks and manpower, we were ready to see patients the next business day, May 27, 2014.
We now have settled into our new home ready to expand our rehabilitation and wellness services. We remain in part at our old location utilizing the pool. This allows us to continue to provide aquatic therapy treatments and stay in touch with old friends who are members of the club.
The word joy can be defined as the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune. Throughout the years I have had the good fortune to work with remarkable people, clients and colleagues, together achieving a sense of well-being and success by supporting, motivating and educating each other towards improving health and lifelong fitness.
The joy is in the journey. I am lucky! I get to do what I love. I am looking forward to the New Year and the joys it will bring.
Cheers to 2015!
Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center