Coming Up For Air

It has been quite the semester. Completely and totally different than I ever expected it to be. I certainly never expected to be sat at my desk 4 days before classes were set to start, sobbing to my mother about the impending Hurricane Irma and how badly I wanted to go home. The days leading... Continue Reading →



If my last post was any indication, I've been feeling a bit down and a bit distracted lately. As I mentioned, there have been some pretty strong bouts of homesickness. A great portion of this is due to my coming to the decision that I will not be bringing down the love of my life,... Continue Reading →

14 Days

It feels like just yesterday but also three years since I arrived on the small island of St. Kitts. Time seems to rush over days that seem to have stretched out. I love it. It is new and exciting and sometimes absolutely terrifying. There'a a line from The Hobbit (which I have been reading, as I... Continue Reading →

All of the Things At Once

Over the past few weeks, there have been a few questions that I have been repeatedly posed. They are all some form of: "Are you excited?" "Aren't you scared?" "Are you sad about leaving home?" "Is the stress setting in?" The short answer is:  Yes. All of the above. All at the same time. Sometimes,... Continue Reading →


Applying to veterinary school is absolutely terrifying. There are only 49 veterinary schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in the entire world. For perspective, there are 126 human medical schools (not including 26 osteopathic medical schools) in the United States alone. Veterinary schools are extremely competitive. They require excellent academic achievement, hundreds... Continue Reading →

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