A Message to the Universe

Message to the Universe

Today has been one of the most insightful days of my life. I learned about my family history after talking with my grandmother. I learned about the secrets that were kept about our immigration to the US and many more. I learned about the ongoing hidden worries and wishes that my Grandma has. This lead me to talk to other family members. We never really had that deep a connection that we wanted, but were afraid to bring up out of fear of vulnerability. We all had a heart to heart and although the conversations were insightful, it is only the beginning of the work that I will have to do in my family relationships.

This has inspired not only my personal life but my work and deeper meaning to life on the philosophical level. I am now driven with goals not only in my personal but also professional life as an occupational therapist. I am dedicated to advocating and advancing the field of occupational therapy and healthcare for our community.

I want to leave this earth having made an impact (big or small) that can affect people’s lives either directly or inspire them indirectly.

There is still a lot of work to be done and an endless list of projects I want to do for OTDUDE and whatever future projects I plan to pursue. I am thankful for my family and the OT community, one of the best ones in terms of being supportive and uplifting each other. I intend to give back and pay it forward however I can to OT. It will be a journey of learning, mistakes, risks, and growth. But I am excited to be able to embark on this journey with my family, friends, followers, and future relationships — real or virtual.

Thank you to my followers for your support. I take the time to read all of your e-mails and respond because I know it can have an impact and ripple effect on anyone’s life.

I wish you all the best – stay positive, be patient, and find or remind yourself of your “Why”.




Jeff is a licensed occupational therapist and lead content creator for OT Dude. He covers all things occupational therapy as well as other topics including healthcare, wellness, mental health, technology, science, sociology, and philosophy. Buy me a Coffee on Venmo.