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
Today, I am writing about the dreaded curse of acne. This is a veterinary student blog, you may think to yourself. Why is she writing about acne? Well, my friends, acne is a consequence of stress, among other things. And we all know that stress is part of our daily lives as veterinarians and veterinary … Continue reading Acne in Vet School and Y’OUR Skincare Product Review
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
Hi Friends, I recorded ANOTHER podcast, this time with Vet Med Radio. I absolutely loved talking to Stacy, pre-veterinary student, and creator of Vet Med Radio, who is also on the alternative path to vet school. Tune in to hear my story of loss, my path to yoga, and how I decided to apply to … Continue reading My Journey to Veterinary Medicine
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.
Hi Friends, I had the amazing opportunity to record a Podcast with One Interview, One World and the episode was released last week! In the episode, I discuss my journey to veterinary medicine and yoga. I talk in detail about experiencing an oil spill for the first time, what it takes to get into veterinary … Continue reading I recorded a PODCAST!
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!
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.
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)