One of my biggest faults as a person is I’m someone who is constantly thinking about the past. With veterinary school being the most difficult thing I’ve ever done I’m naturally always reliving certain moments. What could I have done better? What could I have done differently? What would things be like if I had done things differently? If I could go back and redo veterinary school, there would be a few things I would do differently.
One of my biggest regrets was focusing too much on school. For many different reasons, I needed to study a lot to do well in school and I’ve always put that over anything. I wish I would have spent more time having fun and actually enjoying veterinary school. I should have gone out more. I should have been more talkative. I should have gone after the girls that I cared about and not just let good opportunities go by.
There were also a lot of different things in Virginia that I never got the chance to do. There were plenty of hikes and different places that I would have loved to visit had I not spent so much time hitting the books. With all these blown opportunities, I’m certainly kicking myself now that school is over.
I know that focusing on school was the most important move. A handful of my friends didn’t make it through the four-year program and my hard work definitely helped me through. However, I would’ve been much happier if I had accomplished some of these other things during veterinary school.