Last Quarter Ever

I’ve definitely neglected this blog as it’s been almost two months since I’ve posted. I think that’s because there’s not much going on with vet school right now. I’m about to start week 8, and there are only 11 weeks in this quarter. And week 11 doesn’t really count, because it’s finals week and I just have one final on Monday. So I’m well over halfway through, and all I’ve had is two take home exams and our surgery practical final (which was actually huge and scary). That’s it! Most evenings I get to relax with TV and wine or with friends. And my weekends are generally full of hanging out, hiking, relaxing, reading… it’s been really nice. I took a ton of electives the first couple of years of vet school and so my quarter is extremely light. By far the lightest quarter I’ve had in all of vet school. I love that, because I really wanted to relax and regroup before clinics start and that’s exactly what I’m doing. 

This past week was a little rough for me. I had a family emergency and I had to drive down to L.A. and Scott and I had to cancel our camping trip in Yosemite with friends. I was pretty bummed about missing out on the camping trip, but I was there for a friend of mine and that was definitely more important. I also had a sweet little foster dog with me for the drive with the intent to adopt him. He was absolutely wonderful in every way, and it’s a long story, but we decided not to keep him based on my schedule fourth year. He went to a new family through the Yolo SPCA on Wednesday, and I cried. A lot. Ugh. It feels awful, even though I know that it was the best decision for a wonderful little dog.

This weekend was nice – dancing fun on Friday night, a Jane Austen movie night last night, and hanging out with the kitties and relaxing today. Also today I read back through some old blog posts. Not from this blog, from one when I was 21-22 years old. It baffles me how much I’ve changed and how far I’ve come. That young girl had no direction, no clue what to do with her life, zero self-esteem. I had dropped out of college and was just drinking and partying my life away. And here I am, almost 10 years later, finishing my last quarter of coursework… ever. I start clinics in less than a month, and will be a doctor in a little over a year. It’s totally mind blowing, and I can honestly say that I’m very proud of myself, how far I’ve come, and how much I’ve accomplished. :) 

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