Last month, I fell drastically behind on everything that was not directly involved with vet school. Birthdays, friendships, workout routines, eating healthy, and even personal hygiene (just kidding…kind of) all fell to the wayside. My days consisted of waking up, eating breakfast, studying, eating lunch, studying, eating dinner, studying, going to bed, and repeating the following day.
Now, I have a week off between the end of second year and the beginning of another exciting summer experience. I have been looking forward to this week since my spring break. Since finishing my finals, I have been sleeping in and enjoying time with my family and friends, especially over Memorial Day weekend. I was able to visit my Grandmother and help her with her gardening, in addition to spending a day with my father at his job where he trains horses. Of course, I have also been in contact with my friends that I unwillingly neglected during the periods of dark study times, so that before I delve into another summer I can catch up with them.
I am beyond thankful for the support I’ve received during my time thus far in veterinary school. It is only hitting me now that in the past two years, I have pushed myself mentally far beyond what I ever thought was possible. I know I couldn’t have done it without the support of my friends and family. Even though I may not have talked to them every day, or week, or even month — just knowing that they are there lessens this burden of vet school in ways that I cannot fully express.
Thank you! You know who you are.