I almost failed to notice that my second year of vet school had started as I was so busy welcoming the Class of 2014 to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Second year classes even started during orientation, so I was forced to split my time between the fun orientation activities and the more mundane coursework of second year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I am not excited to be spending each day getting closer to realizing one of my life goals: becoming a veterinarian; rather, it is that the transition from my summer of spontaneous fun and activity was made too abruptly. Although I’ve adjusted more or less, I have a difficult time sitting in class from 9am to 5pm every day.
So far the classes this year are not terribly interesting. Perhaps they are more difficult or less aligned with my interests so they fail to capture my interest as much. Who knows, but we’ve already passed the “grace period” in the beginning of each term during which you are able to enjoy a few exam-free weeks, and now we’ve begun the stretch in which we have at least one exam every week.
I am doing my best to juggle all of the responsibilities and people in my life, but there are days that are more difficult than others. For instance, when I realize I haven’t heard from or seen a particular person in over a week, and I do my best to make plans to meet up with them to catch up. That is on top of school, studying, rock climbing, and everything else going on in my life.