28 July 2012

Happy Olympics!

Got back into the country yesterday, with quite possibly the most uneventful flight I've ever had. Boarded in Boston on time, landed early, and I even got to sleep for about 2 hours, which is the most I've ever slept on a plane.

The most surprising part of the journey: there were NO LINES at UK border control. After all of the build-up of "Heathrow won't be able to handle the number of people coming in to London for the 2012 Olympics", it took me 30 seconds to get through the border. And as soon as I got to the luggage carousel, my bags were right there. My flight was due to land at 9:30am, and I walked into the arrivals area at 9:35am.

Anyway. It was a very nice surprise after worrying about it for the past few days. Had a really nice night watching the opening ceremonies with J, even though I fell asleep 3 times and missed the US athletes walking into the stadium.

Monday starts my second equine placement. Meanwhile, I'm gonna relax and watch some sports.

25 July 2012

Bored. Out. Of. My. Mind.

After the past two whirlwind weeks, I now have time to relax and do nothing.

And I'm absolutely bored.

I realize now that it's hard for me to relax entirely because I'm so used to being on the go or always having something to do. It's not a bad thing. I like being busy. But being so entirely bored as I've been for the past few days, I understand now that the career of veterinarian is a perfect fit for me (as if I needed any more proof). 

This past weekend I had the luck of being with my college girlfriends for almost 3 whole days. It's been a long time since the four of us have been in the same place for that long. C's wedding was beautiful, went off without a hitch, and I had a fabulous time hanging out with my girls and their husbands/fiances. (Before you ask, yes...I'm the only single one of my close friends left). 

My bored state will be brief, though: I go back to the UK on Thursday and I start my next clinical placement next Monday. I'm a little nervous, but it will hopefully be as good as my clinical placement here in RI. 

Oh yeah...and I'm going to the Olympics. BOO YAH.

13 July 2012

Time flies when you're having fun.

My first week of summer EMS has flown by. It's been really great working in my home state, and seeing people that I know. Doing this externship has really solidified (again) in my mind that equine medicine is the path for me. So far this week, I've seen a head trauma on a miniature pony, a chronic laminitic horse, gotten to do vaccines, performed some radiographs...the list goes on and on.

Needless to say, I'm having a great time.

05 July 2012

Rotation groups are in!

BVetMed 3 just got our individual rotation schedules, and I got all the tracking rotation blocks I wanted!! I'll be doing Equine Orthopedics, Bell Equine (which is a really nice referral center), and Equine Diagnostic Imaging.

Suffice it to say, I'm a VERY happy camper right now! On top of that, I also got the rotation group I wanted, which means I'll be able to go to my good friend K's wedding next May. The only snag is that it's a research block, and I was hoping for an EMS block so that I could get a bunch of overseas EMS done in one go without having to fly back to the states for more. Fingers crossed that it's ok for me to do that.

Yay!! So happy right now.

04 July 2012

Happy 4th!

Well, it's my second year celebrating America's independence in the country it gained independence from. Except this year, I'm watching my favorite musical, '1776', in celebration. I used to watch it every year on television, since it is all about how Congress came to declare independence from Great Britain. Plus, John Adams is my favorite president, and he's a large part of the movie. Plus plus, some parts are very funny.

Anyway, instead of finishing exams this year, we have the day off from school (the day is listed as "directed study", which we all know to be "you're supposed to do something but really, you don't have to"). I've got a barbecue at a friend's house around the corner, where we'll be drinking to America's independence.

Also, in two days, 3rd year lectures end and I fly home. So close!