We all struggle with the notion of asking for help. Initially, we feel that asking for help insinuates vulnerability or weakness. In actuality, there is nothing more powerful than knowing when to be vulnerable with yourself. Before I moved to France, I did not make the best dating decisions. I went through a series of … Continue reading Asking for Help
The Truth. Well, the truth is that I don’t travel that much anymore. When I graduated from college, all I wanted to do was travel. I had the “bug” and knew that I wanted to be fluent in French. I left the United States and didn’t touch American soil again for over a year. Little … Continue reading How do you travel so much?
Hi again and welcome. If you are applying to veterinary school, then you might be wondering what your schedule will be like as a first-year student. Every program runs differently and has a unique curriculum. In the United States, we first specialize in a subject like Biology or Chemistry at a university and obtain an … Continue reading What is the course load of a first-year veterinary student?
Hi readers, It is about that time of year. Students are receiving veterinary school acceptances/rejections. So what do you do if you are rejected? Let's rewind... This can be applied to ANYONE and EVERYONE. Although I write this from the angle of "veterinary student", every single person on this planet faces rejection once in their … Continue reading I got rejected… Now what?
First, I would like to start this post by asking you to consider the following: What qualities does a leader possess? Many of us will have the same vision in our heads of who a leader is, but I encourage you to think about the leader's actions that really stand out to you. How does … Continue reading How to Lead from Where You Are
Tonight I am going to be very vulnerable with you all. I woke up on Saturday morning and started crying. I was in awe. I was so happy. I could not believe that this was actually my life. I sat down and wrote this: "I am feeling so, so grateful. I'm crying actually. How is … Continue reading Fighting through Discomfort.
To continue the interview from last week (click here to read if you missed it), I will jump right in! Katherine is a great friend of mine who interned with me at Zoo Atlanta and is now working full time in their birds department. Enjoy the interview! S - Shelby (Me) K - Katherine S: … Continue reading Interview with a ZOO KEEPER Part II – Conservation and Zoos
Katherine is one of my closest friends and a zoo keeper at Zoo Atlanta. We interned together there in the Program Animals Department and learned so much from each other. She graciously agreed to let me interview her for those who are interested in becoming a zoo keeper and are not really sure where to … Continue reading Interview with a ZOO KEEPER Part I – How to get into Zoo Keeping.
This is going to be a blog post unlike any other that you will ever read in regard to zoo animal medicine. I am going to sit here and tell you why you SHOULD be a zoo animal vet. Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of cons to pursuing zoo animal medicine and you … Continue reading Zoo Animal Medicine… Why You SHOULD Do It and How to Start.
Anxiety. Most students have dealt with this at some point in their academic lives. Heck, most people deal with anxiety on a daily basis. I think that the important thing to realize here is that no matter the grade, the debt, the conflicts - at the end of the day you are achieving something in … Continue reading 5 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety (in vet school and real life)