My OT Spot is Going on Tour and We’d Love to Meet Up!
Big news from the My OT Spot team! My husband Brad (AKA the My OT Spot tech whiz/guru) and I just left our home in Atlanta for our unofficial My OT Spot tour!
We’re traveling across the U.S. in a teardrop RV… and we want to meet you!
Why are we doing this?
It’s been our dream for the past 4 years to be able to go full time on the website and grow it while exploring all our beautiful country has to offer. We were so inspired by our friends Jessica and Jorge, a graphic designer couple adventuring and working full time in their VW Vanagon. They showed us that it’s actually possible to travel for extended periods while also getting work done along the way.
It’s been quite a journey for us to get to this point and we still can’t believe this dream is finally becoming a reality.
What does this have to do with occupational therapy?
As we’ve thought more about taking this trip, we realized it would also be the perfect opportunity to meet occupational therapists, students, and members of the My OT Spot community wherever we might be!
There are so many differences in the field of occupational therapy from state to state – best practices, job market, trends, requirements, etc. – and we really want to learn about these things directly from OTs and COTAs and share our findings with you all.
We’d love to feature you on the blog if we get the chance to meet you and ask you some questions. We’re so excited to hopefully get to meet you, talk with you, and learn about what being an OT is like in your state.
Our schedule is tentative, but if you live in one of these states or you know an occupational therapy practitioner that does, leave a comment or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to set something up.
If we’re not coming to your state this Fall, we are planning on visiting more states next Spring and Summer. In the meantime, we’d still love to hear from you and we can always meet up virtually!
Here’s where we will be this Fall:
⦁ Tennessee: Chattanooga, Knoxville
⦁ Kentucky: Lexington
⦁ Ohio: Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo
⦁ Michigan: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
⦁ Illinois: Chicago, Springfield
⦁ Missouri: St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City
⦁ Kansas: Lawrence, Topeka, Salina
⦁ Colorado: Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, Keystone, Carbondale, Durango
⦁ Utah: Salt Lake City, Moab, St. George
⦁ Arizona: Flagstaff, Phoenix
⦁ New Mexico: Albuquerque, Santa Fe
⦁ Texas: Austin, Dallas
⦁ Louisiana: New Orleans
⦁ Florida: Pensacola, Tallahassee
Then we’re headed back to Atlanta to my hospital position for a few months of holiday work.
I hope you’re able to meet us during this adventure, but if not, I’d love to talk with you at AOTA Conference 2019!
We’ll also be adding more cities next Spring for My OT Spot Tour #2 when the weather gets warm again. We will be sure to send an update on the next regions to complete this OT Across the US series. Hope to see you soon!
Awesome! I love this idea! Come to NJ or NY next time please!
We are for sure going all the way up the East Coast next spring and summer! Stay tuned! 🙂
I’m in Phoenix (Scottsdale) and would be so excited to talk to you! Atlanta is my hometown ❤️ I’ve been in Arizona for 11 years.
Great! I’ll email you tonight with more detail about meeting up 🙂
So exciting! I’m a COTA in Springfield, Illinois!
Awesome, I’ll send you an email tonight!
I’m an OTR in St. Louis!
My hometown! We’ll be there in a week and a half! Emailing you now to plan something 🙂
Let us know when you will be in Dayton Ohio. Would love to invite you to our rehab unit and you can talk to all sorts of us!
We will definitely add that to the list for next year! Would love to come to your unit 🙂
That’s awesome, I am a COTA and an OT student at SSU bridge program. Hopefully you will make it to MA in the spring. I would love to meet you !
We will definitely head up that way next spring! We’re trying to hit all the states for our scratch-off map ? #goals
Looking forward to it. Safe travels!
Can’t wait till you visit the east coast! ??
We can’t wait either! There’s so much of it we haven’t seen yet!
I’m in Idaho on a travel OT position which ends soon and I live in an RV full time. Then on to Utah for a vacay and back home to Knoxville, TN to be near my family> I would be happy to meet you both! Knox and Chatt are both amazing towns! My girlfriend and I have a blog if you’d like to check it out…www.twoscruffynomads.com
we live on the road and love it!
Love your blog! That’s awesome that you two have been living the RV life full-time. We have SO much to learn from you for sure 🙂 Sending you an email now to plan something!
What a fun idea! I’m an OT in KC and would love to meet up!
Awesome, emailing you now!
I’m a new grad OTR (graduated in December 2017), and I’m currently a PRN OTR at Mary Free Bed and Spectrum Health on the inpatient rehab units in Grand Rapids, MI ! I love advocating for our profession, so I love that you’re doing this to help grow the profession and help others within it. And I’d love to help you!
Sent you an email! In case we miss you tomorrow, would love to have a virtual call!
Sooooo AWESOME! I am an OT in Detroit, work for Rehab company providing service to SNF’s… Would love to meet you!
I also have a small RV. Have considered on-the-road work, but don’t really know where to start….
Emailing you now!
Hi! What a great idea! Come visit us in NH in the spring. We are school system OTs. Just an hour from Boston.
We would love to come by! I’ll add it to the spreadsheet and get in touch!
We would love to see you in Boulder, CO! We have a nice size therapy team…acute, rehab, outpt., peds. I have a teardrop too, only mine is teeny comparatively. Seems like you are living the dream, can’t wait to hear how it’s going. Plus, I’d love to talk about what we are doing with AOTAs Commission on Practice!
Hi Kimberly, great to hear from you! I’d LOVE to meet your team in Boulder this month and talk teardrop trailers as well 🙂 I’ll send you an email now.
I wish I lived in Boulder , CO yet my daughter in Engineering program there! Beautiful spot! I actually live in Redmond , WA and would love to have a get together at small SNF therapy unit on Mercer Island ( another beautiful spot and just east of Seattle) . Let me know when you are in our area!!
We will definitely keep you posted about coming to visit the Pacific Northwest next year for sure! That is one of my favorite areas and we have family there so I would love to set something up when we head that way.