My lucky roommates finished their final final today and now they are on vacation for a week. The next time I see either of them, they will be starting clinics and actually working with live animals. While it must feel great for them, here I am just starting finals, having to cram as much information as I ever have into my head.
Obviously, I am completely jealous. These next two weeks will probably be the worst I have ever had, and I am already feeling exhausted and beat up as it is. Now is not the time for that; rather, it is the time to kick everything up a gear or two. While it may suck still having a year left before I am in their shoes, I know that so many exciting things will be happening over that year. First off, I will have a new summer job working at an animal hospital. I will get to do my first surgery this coming fall. I will also get to do a cesarean section on some sheep in our food animal class next year. Outside the classroom, I am going to one of my best friend’s weddings this summer and probably a few others. I am also going to stay in Virginia this summer instead of going home, so I will have a lot of time to hang out with my vet school friends and do veterinary-related things.
While it may seem bad now with finals looming, I know that things will be OK. Each year has been better and better, and I’m sure my last year of classroom-style schooling will be no different. After that, it won’t be long till my classmates and I are out in the real world with actual jobs. At that point, everything will have been worth it. At the same time, I can’t think that far ahead because I have to pass these finals first!