Hello. My name is Abbey Mays. I am a student at Longwood University, where I study Therapeutic Recreation and I am working towards becoming a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. I became interested in recreational therapy when I first joined project connection, a program that pairs a student with children with disabilities, as a sophomore in high school. This opened my eyes to a new career path that I did not know was available and led me to the program at Longwood University. I believe that recreation is a great way to relax and has infinite therapeutic properties that can be utilized. My personal interests in the field of therapeutic recreation is adventure therapy and art therapy because I have a strong love for both the outdoors and self-expression through art and want to share it with the world.