When I graduated from undergrad, I just focused on preparing for and going to veterinary school, so while my friends worried about jobs and life, I had it a little easier. Now it is my turn to worry. I am firming up job decisions, but there are still a lot of other things to focus on, including life insurance, dental insurance, starting to think about loans to payback (hate thinking about that one), and so much more. It can be a little intimidating even after conquering four years of veterinary school, but it is time to grow up and be a big kid (and baby doctor) as the interns tell us. Right now I am focusing on cleaning. It is amazing the amount of junk that one can accumulate through four years of schooling. So I am sorting through to figure out what I really need, what I need to throw away, and what can be sold to generate some money for my move. Once job decisions are finalized, then the house or apartment hunt begins trying to find a place for me, my dogs, and my hedgehogs to live.
With all of these decisions and responsibilities though comes excitement. Soon every one of my nights won’t involve studying (there will still be plenty to learn), and I can start to enjoy hobbies I put aside for years (like riding my horse) to focus on veterinary school. Life is moving forward! I can honestly say that with every passing year and every new phase of life, it never slows down.