Thursday, June 5, 2014

The End is in Sight?

Well, it is yet again dead week here at school and finals week begins in a few short days so I haven't been able to ride much, so I thought I'd just talk about life stuff. Especially since I had to complete my conditioning assignment with Jetta, that definitely took away from riding time. I didn't quite get to the "fetch" part, but at least she was fairly consistent with picking up the cone and giving it to me. Kind of.

Misty is fine from her little fumble on the cross country course. Her scrapes are very shallow so they'll have no problem healing. Her left hind above the fetlock was a little puffy so I hosed and re-wrapped her back legs and they look pretty much back to normal now. She was never off at all on the lunge line. She she's just gotten a very long (and well-deserved!) break after our show last weekend.

In the meantime... I'm kind of graduating. I mentioned a while ago that I had applied for vet school and had two interviews. I didn't mention how they went. The first interview was at Washington State University. This ended up being my favorite. Everyone there was super nice and I loved how their program was run. I had a good interview (not quite great because I'm not the best at interviewing being rather shy and concise, but I thought it went quite well). The second interview was at Oregon State University.  I didn't have as great an experience with this interview. They did the MMI (multiple mini-interview) format which I just did not like. It just didn't mesh with me how the more general format does.  But honestly, I don't care where I go to school I just would love to get in somewhere.

Well, I didn't. I am actually on the wait list for Washington State, so there's still the tiniest chance I will still get in, but I'm not holding my breath. I won't even know for sure until August if I do by some miracle get in. So here I am, planning on taking a 5th year (well, additional term or two) at school which was not even close to being in "the plan". I'm still walking at commencement since I'm not going to stick around for next year's one. This isn't the end of the world. After all, it take on average three tries to get into vet school. But I can't help feeling like I failed and watching as other peers in my age group prepare to transition from undergrad to vet school.

I will finish out my Honors degree by completing my thesis, beginning this summer. I've started preparing my project (my experimental design has a rough draft and my proposal is waiting to be signed and submitted) which I am REALLY excited about. I'm doing a project on dog reproduction and while it sounds like it's going to be really intense and a lot of work I am just so completely excited about it I can't wait to get started.

This time next Thursday I'll finally be done for the term and I plan on rewarding myself with a nice long trail ride on Jetta. We both definitely need one! Sorry for the non-horse related post, but I just wanted to share!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear you didn't get in. I know how frustrating that can be. I didn't get into my dream of all dreams art school, and was completely devastated. Of course I took that as a sign to never do art again... but I don't necessarily think that's a good idea for you :)