Thanksgiving break is here, and I find myself one of the few students not going home for the holiday. Besides studying up for biochemistry and finals, what am I to do with all this free time? The answer is simple. Relaxing, sleeping, animal sitting, and spending the time off with friends.
Even though I thought it would be difficult to be away from Vermont and my family for the holiday, this past week in Blacksburg was enjoyable. On Thanksgiving Day, I ate dinner and watched football with some of my closest friends from veterinary school. A year ago, I would have never imagined I would be spending the holiday with these people, but it was a great experience and I couldn’t imagine it happening any other way.
I also had the opportunity to say thanks to my veterinarian from back home, who wrote one of my recommendation letters and also attended VMCVM for her veterinary education. As a major Hokie football fan, she really wanted to go to the game against the University of Virginia. I was able to get her tickets to the game and we watched together. It was a very close game and very exciting as our team scored the winning touchdown in the last few moments. Not only was it the first win that I saw, but I know it made my veterinarian so happy!
During the remainder of the week, I spent my time animal sitting for those who couldn’t take their animals home with them. It was also nice to have the time to catch up with friends and family back home and hear how everyone is doing. Other than that, I watched many of my favorite TV shows, slept a lot, and even worked on little ahead on studying. While it was a nice little break, I’m recharged and ready to finish off the last 3 weeks of the semester strong. Winter break will soon be here, and before I know it I’ll be back in Vermont with friends and family.