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!
Hi friends! It has been a while since I posted. This semester as a second-year vet student has been a struggle, to say the least. To give you a brief overview of the courses I took, I created a table (see below). I had a lot on my plate this semester, so I wanted to … Continue reading UPDATE: Merry Christmas!
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.
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
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?
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.
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)