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Growing up, many children aspire to become veterinarians. It seems like the perfect job. Whenever I thought about veterinarians, I believed their lives were surrounded by puppies and kittens, happy pet owners, and fun. It seemed too good to be true. There is an inherent allure to working with animals. Veterinary medicine is one of … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – A Tribute to Veterinarians
If you have been following my journey for a while now, you know that I talk about my personal development practice A LOT. My practice has evolved over time, but a few key pillars remain that I would like to share with you. To give you some back story, I never knew that I had … Continue reading How to Start a Personal Development Practice
To be happy in spite of everything This past year has been a bit of a whirlwind. I feel like my life is lived in a series of highs and lows. Over the past few weeks, it finally feels like I am coming out of the fog. Things have been confusing, but I am happy. … Continue reading To be happy in spite of everything…
This post is dedicated to the many of you who are overextended reading this blog post who are either: Enrolled in professional school Applying to professional school Have already graduated from professional school OR are just an overachiever. PERIOD. I recently took an Enneagram test (you can take one here). I received a balanced score … Continue reading Overextended.
Second-year of veterinary school was a whirlwind of emotions. I ended my relationship of over four years and called off our wedding. I began another relationship that forced me to evaluate the way in which I express and receive love, and that too ended. This year, I discovered more about myself than I can even … Continue reading Halfway to DVM – What have I learned?
Today. I am taking some much needed time to write out how I am feeling. Which, to be frank, is completely and totally exhausted. In other words, I am totally burnt out! I am not sure why second-year has left me in this total state of exhaustion. Perhaps it is the amount of information, or … Continue reading Burnt out, but surviving!
Life happens. It is as simple as that. We hear this adage from a young age. The first time we make a bad grade. The first time we fall down and sprain our ankle. When our grandparents die, or we go through a breakup. When we don’t make the team, or we get rejected from … Continue reading Life happens and then what?
FINAL-ly It has been over a month since I took the last final of my first year of veterinary school. It was a hectic few weeks (as evidenced by my lack of blogging). I can't believe it is finally over. Truly, I am in shock. I was really pleased with how this semester turned out, … Continue reading FINALS (and my first year of veterinary school is COMPLETE!)
What is burnout? Burnout is defined by the Urban Dictionary as "A state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration" (also many references to marijuana are included in Urban Dictionary's definition, but that is not what we are talking about today lol). A compilation of studying into the early hours of the … Continue reading BURNOUT.