Survived my first midterm yesterday, woo. It wasn’t terrible, at least I don’t think. I’ll let you know in a couple of weeks if I’m not embarrassed about my grade. The thoughts of midterms instilled fear in the hearts of all first year AVC students, however, we cheered each other on and so far are still alive. One really awesome thing that some of the professors do is here is something called a shout-out. At the beginning or end of lectures, we call a shout-out to someone who helped us out, or left a goody in our locker, or who did some other act of kindness. It helps to maintain a positive environment when sometimes we’re getting busy or stressed. We did this before our exam, and started our midterms smiling. Weird, right?
However, with midterms upon, my class has turned into Canada’s first herd of zombies. Our classroom is basically a Petri dish, since all sixty-six of us spend a lot of time together in it, and when one person is sick you can bet that half the class will be sick very soon after. We also don’t see the sun very often, greatly cutting down on our vitamin D synthesis, since it’s getting darker later in the morning and darker earlier in the evening, both the only times we get access to sunshine. Combine that with the impending weeks of chaos getting closer and closer, causing stress and a lack of sleep, we’re one collective hot mess. I’ve managed to ward off the virus with copious amounts of Emergenc and Echinacea, however, I fell victim today to the puffy eyed look and shuffling down the hall motion that a nightmare of failing out of vet school will bring to you. Two midterms next week, but first a long weekend, and I get to go horseback riding! I’ve missed it so much, can’t wait to get back in the saddle (literally).