We had the good fortune of connecting with John Morey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi John, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
It absolutely has changed over time. As you grow both in your career and in life, what is asked of you changes. Work life balance seems much simpler when you’re in your mid 20s getting off work at 5:30 and going home to an apartment where you live by yourself. You have more free time to pick and can choose how you want to spend it, the balance is much easier to manage. When you get married, you have commitments to your wife and family that take precedent over everything else. You have to be more comfortable saying no to things that you may want to do or feel obligated to do because of those changing priorities. It’s tough finding the right balance and there are weeks that are more challenging than others, but keeping your priorities in order and making sure that the ones at the top of list are being fulfilled before moving down the line makes things easier and feels a little less overwhelming.

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Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have been a physical therapist focusing on outpatient orthopedics in Dallas for the past 5 years. I have worked in a clinic in Uptown/Turtle Creek area since the start. I am most proud in my growth as a clinician over the past few years. Getting through physical therapy is just the beginning as far a building a knowledge base. You have to take the time to continue to grow and learn. I am not the same clinician I was 5 years and that’s not to say I wasn’t very good, but I’m much more confident not just in diagnosing and treating patients but with how I can speak to and build report with people. Overall I am a much more confident person today and looking forward to continue my growth as I continue in my career.

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Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Spend the day at the truck yard and Lower Greenville
Dinner at Hudson House
Take them to Happiest Hour after dinner

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The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to the North Texas Devils Australian Rules Football Club. I have been with the club since its first year 4 years ago and have enjoyed every minute of it. It has expanded my social circle to a new, fun group of people and has provided me with some new and fun experiences that I may never have had. Go Devils!

Instagram: NTXDevils

Facebook: North Texas Devils

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