So I survived finals of semester 1! It was a crazy ride, and honestly, I feel like the first set of finals was the scariest part for me. All the exams are difficult but finals are the only time I have exams in all my classes back-to-back.
The first semester had it’s own set of challenges, getting used to veterinary school (sitting in class ALL day) and getting used to the workload is probably the biggest. I also had to adjust to having all of the horses away from me, but over winter break I was able to go pick up one. Plans to move the others (and the cows!) are being made, but so far poorly executed. I’m just not used to them being gone, and not being able to ride at whim. However, I’ve filled my time with clubs. I’m a member of SCAAEP, SCAABP, and Small Ruminants, in SCAAEP I’m also the first year representative. This has been great, but also trying at times. I’ve had to do a lot of last-minute learning with the wetlab I put on and now helping organize the symposium to be held in February this year.
I also work at the veterinary textbook store, which I’ve learned a lot about over this past semester. I’ve never been one to sit idle but I also procrastinate, so I’m always moving on something that I’ve put off!
Winter break was definitely needed, my motivation tanked after the third round of exams. It’s good to be kind of idle sometimes, I still have a few things to do for work and clubs over break but not having classes has recharged my batteries (a bit).
This next semester is rumored to be either the hardest or one of the hardest (depending on who you talk to) in our curriculum. So I’m planning to work heavily on my organization skills and to stop procrastinating as much (but let’s be real, that’s been a goal for awhile now).
Bring on Semester 2!