My day begins with the sounds and smells of fresh coffee brewing and the never-ending cycles of dishwashers and dryers. With two daughters, three cats, two dogs, five chickens, a super husband, a large vegetable garden, a full-time job and being in college, idle time is becoming a thing of years past.
Do I become frustrated? I will answer that with a resounding yes! Do I dwell on my frustration? Heavens no!
I realize that while I want to be on top of everything at all times, that is far from practical. I take a deep breath and remind myself of all the reasons that I have filled my proverbial plate to its maximum capacity. The reasons I recall are as vast as my to-do lists. To instill in my daughters that there is no deadline to achieve your dreams, to become a better caregiver for my patients. And in doing so, a better employee and coworker.
And the greatest of them all is to do the very thing I once falsely believed impossible. When I begin to collide with that brick wall of frustration, I also think of the many reasons I have to be grateful. These are ironically enough, the very same things in that brick wall.
College is challenging, but your dream is to help those who cannot tell you what the problem is, so obviously you live for a challenge. Life is full of the unexpected, your field of work is as well, embrace that. You will be faced with more work than you think you can handle, but never forget that there are others who dream of being in vet school, and you were once one of them.
Bricks can build a wall or a path to your destination. Always choose to see your obstacles as blessings.