With the hectic and packed veterinary school curriculum, my days are usually spent following a strict schedule. In fact, most of the people I know do the same. A typical day consists of the usual routine: waking up, getting ready for school, going to school, coming home to study, eat, and then go to bed. Rinse, lather, repeat. On the majority of days, there isn’t much room for anything else.
But lately I have noticed that many random and spontaneous events are popping up out of nowhere. The last couple of days have been a perfect example. While walking out to my car to grab something I’d forgotten, I ran into a few of my friends. They were going to go grab some food and then head out to the horse barn. Next thing I know, I’m walking through the horse paddocks petting all the curious horses and helping my friends brush them. While at the barn, I met two massive (but very friendly) white guard dogs and watched one of my friends treat one of her horse’s hooves.
The night before that was one of my classmate’s birthdays. I had no clue that that was even the case, but I found out early that morning when I was invited to dinner. Later that night, I ended up having dinner with 20 or so classmates, playing darts, and sharing a lot of laughs. While I expected to be at home studying or sleeping, I never imagined I would have a fun little break from school with my friends instead. While planning my schedule helps keep me on track, these impromptu adventures that keep popping up help keep things interesting and refreshing.