November and December are my favorite two months of the year. I always look forward to the onslaught of holiday music and cheer. It also doesn’t hurt that November 1st means that Halloween is over (my least favorite holiday) or that every December for as long as I have been alive has included some sort of reprieve from academics.
This year, Thanksgiving weekend fell just before the last week of classes for third-year students. This means that when I go back to school on “cyber Monday,” I will have only five more days of class at the Philadelphia campus. It is really hard to believe that I have been through two and half years of veterinary school thus far and that clinics are right around the corner.
I tried my best this holiday weekend to really relax and prepare myself for the upcoming finals by doing as little as possible associated with school. I stopped setting alarms, I neglected some emails, and spent time with my family and friends. I have written about how these weekends away from school rejuvenate me, and these past few days have done just that. It is important for me to be able to “shut off” my brain, aside from the fact that it is more often than not very much needed.
Of course with this renewed spirit comes my strong desire to stay here at my parents’ house and not return to my apartment in Philadelphia. These weekends are the proverbial snooze button on the alarm clock that is my life, and I always find myself lingering on Sunday evenings, pressing the snooze button for longer and longer each time…