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
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?
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!
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?
First, it is possible to gain experience at home. Obviously, it is more financially feasible and often necessary to gain work experience at home. If you are inundated with student debt, for example, traveling may be out of the question for you. However, if you are looking for something spectacular to build up not only … Continue reading Travel to Gain Experience (And an Ode to My Trailer)
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!)